Hastings Center Report

Since 1971, the Hastings Center Report has been one of the leading journals of bioethics in the United States. It is published six times each year by the Hastings Center in Garrison, New York. Gregory Kaebnick is the current editor. The peer-reviewed journal focuses on legal, moral and social issues in medicine and the life sciences. The Report’s readership includes physicians, nurses, health care lawyers, and bioethicists. The Report publishes a variety of article types, ranging from Contributions may take many forms: Print and online subscriptions to the Report are available to individuals and libraries worldwide through The Hastings Center.

Hastings Center
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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Bias and inaccuracy in marketing noninvasive prenatal tests

Bias and inaccuracy are pervasive in the marketing of noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPTs), concludes an early-view study in the Hastings Center Report. The tests are marketed to consumers around the world without regulatory ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's and aducanumab: Unjust profits and false hopes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's controversial decision to approve aducanumab for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease raises at least three major ethical issues that need to be addressed, states a new article in the ...


A call to confront mistrust in the US health care system

"For those who have faced exploitation and discrimination at the hands of physicians, the medical profession, and medical institutions, trust is a tall order and, in many cases, would be naïve," writes Laura Specker Sullivan ...


In hunting for cures, ethics can strengthen clinical trials

Clinical trials provide the cornerstone for evaluating the safety and efficacy of new drugs and therapies to treat disease. While trials are designed to follow established ethical and regulatory requirements, Alex John London, ...


Does genetic testing pose psychosocial risks?

For the last quarter century, researchers have been asking whether genetic information might have negative psychosocial effects. Anxiety, depression, disrupted relationships, and heightened stigmatization have all been posited ...


What does 'dead' mean?

Should death be defined in strictly biological terms—as the body's failure to maintain integrated functioning of respiration, blood circulation, and neurological activity? Should death be declared on the basis of severe ...

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