The Hastings Center

The Hastings Center, founded in 1969, is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit bioethics research institute based in the United States. It is dedicated to the examination of essential questions in health care, biotechnology, and the environment. The center has over 180 fellows, including many physicians, attorneys, PhDs and bioethicists. It is headquartered in Garrison, New York, on the former Woodlawn estate designed by Richard Upjohn.

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21 Malcolm Gordon Rd, Garrison, New York, United States of America 10524
Website
http://www.thehastingscenter.org/
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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 ...

HIV & AIDS

People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure

Nearly one-quarter of people living with HIV were willing to risk near-certain death in a clinical trial, if volunteering for the trial would help find a cure for the disease, according to the new study "HIV Cure Research."

Genetics

Human flourishing in an age of gene editing

International uproar followed the recent birth of the first babies created from embryos whose genomes had been edited with a breakthrough technology. Another scientist has announced the intention to create more gene-edited ...

Genetics

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 ...

Health

Should patients be considered consumers?

There is broad support for building health care systems that are patient centered, seen as a means of improving health outcomes and as morally worthy in itself. But the concept of patient-centered care has increasingly merged ...

Other

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 ...

Genetics

Should all babies have their genomes sequenced?

As the cost of genome sequencing decreases, researchers and clinicians are debating whether all newborns should be sequenced at birth, facilitating a lifetime of personalized medical care. But while sequencing the genomes ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Reimagining autonomy in reproductive medicine

Do the reproductive choices of prospective parents truly align with their values and priorities? How do doctors, reproductive technologies, and the law influence those choices? And why should certain women receive medical ...

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