Publications in academic journals:
- (2021) “From RangKoM and JARING to the Internet: visions and practices of electronic networking in Malaysia, 1983-1996” Internet Histories. https://doi.org/10.1080/24701475.2021.1920126
- (2021) [with Courtney Addison] “Crowdfunding conservation science: tracing the participatory dynamics of native parrot genome sequencing” Science, Technology, and Human Values. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/01622439211005021
- (2021) [with Ian McGonigle and Sheila Jasanoff] “Science and technology for humanity: An STS view from Singapore” East Asian Science, Technology and Society 15: 68-78. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/18752160.2021.1877034
- (2021) [with Rabindra Ratan et al.] “The (digital) medium of mobility is the message: examining the influence of e-scooter mobile app perceptions on e-scooter use intent” Computers in human behavior reports 3 (January-July). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2451958821000245
- (2021) “Algorithmic biology unleashed” in “Complicated legacies: the Human Genome at 20” Science 371, no. 6529 (5 Feb): 564-569. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6529/564
- (2020) [with Monamie Bhadra Haines] “Pandemic response, democracy, and technology” East Asian Science, Technology and Society. https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-8698301
- (2019) “Digital infrastructure in the Chinese register” Made in China 4, no. 2: 84-89. https://madeinchinajournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Made-in-China-02-2019.pdf
- (2019) “The quotidian labour of high tech: innovation and ordinary work in Shenzhen” Science, Technology & Society, 19, no. 2. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0971721819841997
- (2019) [with Payal Arora] “Data-driven models of governance across borders: datafication from the local to the global” First Monday 24, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i4.9831
- (2019) “Open data, closed government: unpacking data.gov.sg” First Monday 24, no. 4. https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i4.9851
- (2018) “Evidence based medicine from a social science perspective” Australian Journal of General Practice 47, no. 12. https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2018/december/evidence-based-medicine-from-a-social-science-pers
- (2018) “Starting up biology in China: Performances of Life at BGI” Osiris 33, no. 1: 85-101. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/699235
- (2017) “A Feeling for the Algorithm: Working Knowledge and Big Data in Biology” Osiris 32, no. 1: 151-174. http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/693516
- (2017) “Globalizing Genomics: The Origins of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration” Journal of the History of Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10739-017-9490-y
- (2016) “Hadooping the Genome: The Impact of Big Data Tools on Biology” Biosocieties 11, no. 3 [Journal version (full text)].
- (2016) [with Jenny Reardon, Rachel A. Ankeny, Jenny Bangham, Katherine W. Darling, Stephen Hilgartner, Kathryn Maxson Jones, Beth Shapiro, and The Genomic Open Workshop Group] “Bermuda 2.0: Reflections from Santa Cruz” Gigascience 5(1): 1-4. [Open access version].
- (2016) “From the medical gaze to the statistical person: some historical reflections on evidence-based and ‘personalized’ medicine” Australian Family Physician 45, no. 9: 632-635.
- (2015) [with Lijing Jiang] “Chinese biotech versus international ethics? Accounting for the China-America ethical divide” Biosocieties 10, no. 4: 483-488. [Journal version]
- (2015) “The Politics of Sequence: The Bermuda Principles and Open Source Biology” Information & Culture: A Journal of History 50, no. 4: 465-503. [Journal version]
- (2015) “Networking Biology: the Origins of Online Data Sharing in Genomics” Technology and Culture 56, no. 4: 839-867. [Journal version]
- (2015) “Genetimes and Lifetimes: DNA, New Media, and History” Memory Studies 8, no. 4: 390-406 [Journal version] [Archived version]
- (2012) “Dr. Sanger, Meet Mr. Moore: Next generation sequencing is driving new questions and modes of research” Bioessays 34, no. 2: 103-105.
- (2011) “Coding Sequences: A History of Sequence Comparison Algorithms as a Scientific Instrument” Perspectives on Science 19.3: 263-299. [Journal version] [Post-print archived version]
- (2011) “On the Means of Bio-production: Bioinformatics and How to Make Knowledge in a High-throughput Genomics Laboratory” Biosocieties 6: 217-242 [Journal version] [Post-print archived version]
- (2003) “Fundamental Physics and its Justifications, 1945-1992” Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 34(1), 151-197. [Journal version] [Archived version]
Chapters in Books:
- (2019) Transfish: the multiple origins of transgenic salmon. In: Synthetic Biology 2020: Frontiers in Risk Analysis and Governance. B.D. Trump, C. Cummings, C. Kuzma, and J. Linkov, eds. Springer. pp.51-63.
- (2019) “How biotechnologies are shaping society” In: (Bio)Ethics, Science, & Society: Challenges for Biopolitics. Luso-American Development Foundation.
- (2015) “Networks: Representations and Tools in Postgenomics” in Postgenomics edited volume.
- (2015) [with Sarah Richardson] “Beyond the Genome” in Postgenomics edited volume.
- (2015) [with Sarah Richardson] “Approaching Postgenomics” in Postgenomics edited volume.
- (2013) “From Bomb to Bank: Walter Goad and the introduction of computers into biology” in Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology, Oren Harman and Michael Dietrich, eds. (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
Commentaries & newspaper articles:
- (2021) [with Bonnie Mak] “The Campus after COVID-19” Public Seminar, 4 March. https://publicseminar.org/essays/the-campus-after-covid-19/
- (2020) “Does the take-up of Singapore’s TraceTogether really show increased trust in the government?” South China Morning Post, 31st December. https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/3115863/does-take-singapores-tracetogether-really-show-increased-trust
- (2020) [with Monamie Bhadra Haines] “Governed by tech: citizens and the making of the Smart Nation” AcademiaSG, 14th October. https://www.academia.sg/academic-views/governed-by-tech-citizens-and-the-making-of-the-smart-nation/
- (2020) [with Monamie Bhadra Haines] “Wearables and privacy” AcademiaSG, 16th June. https://www.academia.sg/academic-views/wearables-and-privacy/
- (2020) [with Monamie Bhadra Haines] “Does Singapore need mandatory contact-tracing apps?” New Mandala, 18 May. https://www.newmandala.org/does-singapore-need-mandatory-contact-tracing-apps/ (co-published with AcademiaSG https://www.academia.sg/academic-views/does-singapore-need-mandatory-contact-tracing-apps/).
- (2020) “TraceTogether: Learning who to trust in a pandemic” New Naratif, 11th May. https://newnaratif.com/journalism/tracetogether-learning-who-to-trust-in-a-pandemic/share/nyyrjryyla/7d16ac3d10e461a6a210ce1ec90ced0b/
- (2018) “China’s win-at-all-costs approach suggests it will follow it’s own dangerous path in biomedicine” The Conversation, 17th December. https://theconversation.com/chinas-win-at-all-costs-approach-suggests-it-will-follow-its-own-dangerous-path-in-biomedicine-108658
- (2018) “Weeding our algorithmic gardens” Public Books (7 August). http://www.publicbooks.org/weeding-our-algorithmic-gardens/
- (2018) “Commentary: Many may be forgotten if data drives public policy” Channel News Asia, 22nd July. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/many-may-be-forgotten-if-public-policy-is-primarily-data-driven-10527460
- (2018) “Commentary: A While More Before Robots and Artificial Intelligence Run Our Lives For Us” Channel News Asia, 13 June. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/robots-artificial-intelligence-transform-lives-how-long-more-10291218
- (2018) “Hans Peter Luhn and the Birth of the Hashing Algorithm” IEEE Spectrum (30 January). https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/silicon-revolution/hans-peter-luhn-and-the-birth-of-the-hashing-algorithm
Preprints, Reports, and Open Access works:
- (2019) “Beyond STEM: STS as a complementary approach” In: STEM Education: An Overview. The Head Foundation Workshop Report No. 7. pp. 21-26.
- (2017) “Science in the City: Managing Space and Innovation in Singapore’s Fusionopolis” Open Science Framework / SocArXiv https://osf.io/5f673/
Publications in the Natural Sciences:
- Laura Gonzalez, Jaehong Park, Lihua Zou, Yanhui Hu, Zahra Moradpour, Joseph Pearlberg, Jacqui Sawyer, Hallam Stevens, Ed Harlow, Joshua LaBaer (2011) “High Throughput Ectopic Expression Screen for Tamoxifen Resistance Identifies an Atypical Kinase that Blocks Autophagy” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108(5): 2058-2063 [Journal] [Full text]
- Hallam Stevens, Robert F. Considine, Calum J. Drummond, Robert A. Hayes, and Phil Attard (2005) “Effects of Degassing on the Long-Range Attractive Force Between Hydrophobic Surfaces in Water” Langmuir 21, 6399-6405. [Journal] [Archived]
- (2020) [with Des Fitzgerald et al.] “Lockdown texts” Biosocieties 15: 470-499. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41292-020-00199-0#Sec44
- (2020) Review of: Bronwyn Parry and Beth Greenhough. Bioinformation (Polity). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 26: 188-189.
- (2016) Review of: Christine L. Borgman. Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World (MIT Press, 2015). Technology and Culture.
- (2016) “Seeing Data” [Essay Review] Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 46, no. 2 (April): 252-259.
- (2015) Review of: Aaron Panofsky. Misbehaving science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics (University of Chicago Press, 2014). Journal of the History of Biology 48: 353-355.
- (2014) Review of: Angela Creager. Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine. (Chicago University Press, 2013). Journal of the History of Biology 47: 177-179.
- (2013) Review of: Miguel Garcia-Sancho (2013) Biology, Computing, and the History of Molecular Sequencing: From Proteins to DNA, 1945-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), Social History of Medicine (Published online 14 Jan 2013).
- (2011) Review of: Joseph November. Biomedical Computing: Digitizing Life in the United States (Johns Hopkins University Press). Isis 104, no. 1 (2011): 186-187.