About Brendan Foht

Brendan Foht is assistant editor of The New Atlantis. He has bachelor’s degrees in political science from the University of Calgary and in biology from the University of Alberta. He has written a number of articles on bioethics for the National Review Online, including "The Bioethics of Womb Transplants" (September 21, 2012) and "Update on the Stem-Cell Lawsuit" (September 17, 2012).

by on February 11th, 2014

A surprising new method for making stem cells offers scientists an easy alternative to destroying human embryos. But there is a disturbing possibility that the technique may create not stem cells but actual cloned embryos.

by on August 7th, 2012

A report from The Witherspoon Council, a newly-formed bioethics body, argues that even the noblest aspirations of the scientific enterprise must be guided by ethics and governed under political authority.