Acumen Journal of Life Sciences

2003 – 2004

The Acumen Journal of Life Sciences, which I founded, was a short-lived but well-regarded journal that covered the impact of biotechnology on business, politics, and society. It boasted a distinguished stable of writers, including Horace Freeland Judson (author of the greatest popular science book ever written, The Eighth Day of Creation), Sherwin Nuland (who wrote How We Die), and Jerry Groopman (author of The Measure of Our Days). Judson and Nuland later wrote for MIT Technology Review; both are now dead. I’m proud of recalling Horace from semi-retirement, and coaxing from him a last few stories. Maria Del La O, who was Acumens managing editor, was responsible for the publication’s high polish. The design was by Roger Black and Jackie Goldberg.