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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http://www.thehastingscenter.org/
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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 ...

Health

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."

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