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With the power of artificial intelligence, machines can perform increasingly complex tasks, such as speech, learning, planning, and problem-solving. While AI technologies may bring great value to individuals and society, many are concerned about their intended and unintended effects. To help shape the wise use of AI, The Hastings Center has joined the Partnership on… Read more
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“There is a lot of evidence that creating a legitimate market, with rules and regulations, would serve to protect people who are already inclined to sell their organs,” says scholar Carolyn P. Neuhaus in an interview with Gizmodo. “I appreciate that argument, but I think there are other ways to increase the supply of organs… Read more
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Albert Jonsen and Edward Frank Shotter have been named the recipients of The Hastings Center’s 2017 Henry Knowles Beecher Award for lifetime achievement in bioethics. Albert Jonsen, PhD, is emeritus professor of ethics in medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he was chairman of the department of medical history and ethics… Read more
“For me, the tragedy is that people who could have had a baby didn’t have a baby,” says bioethicist Josephine Johnston of the Hastings Center in Garrison, New York. “And that makes me weep.”
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During the summer of 2018, The Hastings Center will host its inaugural summer bioethics workshop for secondary school science teachers. Our program will prepare teachers to incorporate bioethics instruction into their classrooms by focusing on the social and ethical issues raised by CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and other breakthrough genetic technologies. In particular, we will… Read more
Along with the recent public debates over Confederate memorials, there have been calls to remove or modify the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, called the father of gynecology in medical histories, who conducted horrific experiments on enslaved black woman. Removal of the structures alone will not effectively address the depth and present-day impact of… Read more
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