David Dobbs
David Dobbs

David Dobbs writes on medicine, science, and culture for Slate, the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, the New York Times, and other publications.

Medical Examiner
July 31 2017 12:17 PMWhat My Uncle, a Fighter Pilot, Might Have Thought of McCain’s “No” Moment“The show” is a perverted way to describe an effort that could condemn millions to suffer and die.
Human Genome
Oct. 27 2013 11:52 PMGenetics’ Rite of PassageFind a gene, slap high-fives around the lab, publish to huzzahs, and then … uh-oh.
Doublex
Dec. 7 2012 1:12 PMThe New Temper Tantrum DisorderWill the new diagnostic manual for psychiatrists go too far in labeling kids dysfunctional?
Medical Examiner
Sept. 17 2009 3:36 PMTo Boost or Not To BoostThe United States' swine flu vaccines will leave millions worldwide unprotected.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 29 2005 1:43 PMRun-AMCThe latest idea in vaccine funding won't cure AIDS and malaria.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 11 2005 12:27 PMKid PowerLet's use it to fight the flu.
How They Do It
Feb. 22 2005 2:07 PMMalpractice MessDo the Swedes have a faultless fix?
Medical Examiner
Dec. 28 2004 6:00 PMVBAC BacklashWhy are hospitals forbidding women who have had C-sections the right to have vaginal births?
Medical Examiner
July 8 2016 5:51 AMTurning Back the ClockThis rare disorder causes kids to revert to younger versions of themselves—and then stay that way forever. Why?
Pandemics
Dec. 28 2012 12:42 PMPandemics PornDelicious, smart reads about dangerous, nasty germs.
Science
Sept. 3 2010 1:47 PMA Rush to Moral JudgmentWhat went wrong with Marc Hauser's search for moral foundations.
Medical Examiner
April 27 2009 3:20 PMSwine Flu and the Mexico Mystery    Why does the swine flu seem to be more deadly in Mexico?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2005 1:52 PMWhere's My Avian Flu Shot?How to ramp up vaccine production.
Medical Examiner
June 14 2005 1:02 PMThe ConsciometerWhat if scientists could precisely measure when life begins and ends?
Medical Examiner
Jan. 25 2005 5:45 PMBrain Scans for SaleAs brain imaging spreads to nonmedical uses, will commerce overtake ethics?