Neo.Life: PORTRAIT OF A PROFESSIONAL BABY MAKER

Neo.Life: PORTRAIT OF A PROFESSIONAL BABY MAKER

With 27 biological children and three surrogate pregnancies under her belt, it’s all business as usual for Tyra Reeder.

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Neo.Life: A Womb with a View

Bio bags, robotic preemies, artificial wombs, and the coming revolution in postnatal care to save babies born too soon. Premature birth is one of the leading causes of infant death worldwide, killing more than a million babies every year. Some 15 million infants are born prematurely every year, ...

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USA Today: Democrats’ new superpower: Single parents like me are a growing political force

USA Today: Democrats’ new superpower: Single parents like me are a growing political force

These roles and role models have shaped this Democratic team as empathetic leaders. It is a less discussed but important character strength because they understand the needs of a growing family type in America who can influence the presidential vote.

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Family Fluidity: Love, Science and the Future of Family

Family Fluidity: Love, Science and the Future of Family

One morning, my son Alexander logged on to his 2nd-grade morning Zoom meeting . The topic of the morning’s lesson was family. Watching in the background, I became nervous. He was new to this school community, and I thought the class might bring up uncomfortable feelings about his not having a ...

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Neo.Life: The Future of Birth Control

Male contraceptive gels, “night-before” pills that disrupt ovulation, and the brave future of human contraception. “There may well be radical new narratives we so-called “rational” people will be confronted with that will challenge our beliefs, and force us to rationally and objectively ...

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First Place for General Excellence in Feature Writing, Reproductive Science

I’m very honored to announce that I won first place in feature writing from the Association of Healthcare Journalists. The story is called “Portrait of a Professional Babymaker” published in Jane Metcalfe’s publication Neo.Life. Reeder uses her money from baby-making to ...

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NEO.LIFE and Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter: Get Ready for Same Sex Reproduction

NEO.LIFE and Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter: Get Ready for Same Sex Reproduction

My latest story … When artificial sperm and eggs become a reality, the sex of your baby-making partner won’t matter. Sex Cells If it does work, the first application likely would be in reversing infertility: men would have new sperm made and women would have new eggs made from other cells ...

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Should We Convene a UN Convention on the Rights of Children of Technology?

Should We Convene a UN Convention on the Rights of Children of Technology?

When Mary Ann Mason became the first female graduate dean at U.C. Berkeley in 2000, she noticed a trend. The number of women on the faculty was nowhere close to the number of women in graduate school. This imbalance inspired her to embark on a ten-year-long research study that looked at the ...

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Do Your Children Have The Right to An Open Genetic Future?

Do Your Children Have The Right to An Open Genetic Future?

Parents’ desires for genetic information about their children can vary widely. The big question is what genetics experts and institutions think they should know—and how we might empower parents to take control of their children’s genetic data. An Excerpt From The Gene Machine by Bonnie Rochman ...

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NEO.LIFE:  The Genetic Algorithm That Revealed My Possible Babies

NEO.LIFE: The Genetic Algorithm That Revealed My Possible Babies

Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over.  A review of the genetic testing company GenePeeks. My first feature for Wired magazine founder Jane Metcalfe’s new publication, Neo.life, about the Neo-biological revolution. ...

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