Polygenic Embryo Screening: Ethical Challenges

Grand Rounds at Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College, Albany, NYHastings Center President Vardit Ravitsky will discuss the ethical implications of polygenic embryo screening. Recent advances in genetic screening have made the possibility of choosing our children’s traits ever more possible. Many parents-to-be already screen human embryos derived from in vitro fertilization (IVF) to...

Emerging Ethical Issues in Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Challenge of In-Vitro Embryos

Hastings Center President Vardit Ravitsky will be the featured speaker at the twenty-seventh annual Joseph N. Muschel Memorial Medical House Staff Award Lecture to be held at the Columbia University Medical Center at Medical Grand Rounds. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/j/91728498129One tap mobile : +16465588656,,91728498129# Telephone:  +1 646 558 8656 Webinar ID:...

Existential Threats and Other Disasters: How Should We Address Them?

Existential Threats and Other Disasters: How Should We Address Them? Conference organized in collaboration with The Center for the Study of Bioethics, The Hastings Center, and The Oxford Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics. May 30 at 1:15 UTC +1: Addressing Existential Risks and DisastersNancy S. Jecker, Vardit Ravitsky, Anita Ho, Caesar Atuire, Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon present...

Reframing Low Birthrates as an Existential Opportunity

Hastings Center senior research scholar Josephine Johnston will deliver keynote 6 "Reframing Low Birthrates as an Existential Opportunity" at the international conference "Existential Threats and Other Disasters: How Should We Address Them?" Cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Bioethics, The Hastings Center, and The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

World Congress of Bioethics

Hastings Center President Vardit Ravitsky will present at the 17th World Congress of Bioethics (WCB). The 2024 theme is “Religion, Culture, and Global Bioethics.” A central aim will be exploring the intricate relationship between these fundamental elements. Although WCB 2024 will address the interplay of religion, culture, and bioethics, we emphasize that everyone is welcome,...

Geneticization of Education: On Consumer Interpretation of DTC Genetic Reports for Educational Outcomes

Alfred Lerner Hall at Columbia University 2920 Broadway, New York, New York

Hastings Center's Presidential Scholar Lucas Matthews will present “Geneticization of Education: on Consumer Interpretation of DTC Genetic Reports for Educational Outcomes” in a session with Anya Prince, Kristine Kuczynski, and Daphne Martschenko titled “Identifying and Combating the Threat and Enhancing the Promise of Social and Behavioral Genomics” at the Sixth ELSI Congress (ELSICon) at Columbia...

Rethinking the Rule against Testing Children for Adult-Onset Conditions: A New Zealand Case Study

Hastings Center senior research scholar Josephine Johnston will present at the 6th annual ELSI conference in New York. In New Zealand, like many countries, genetic testing for adult-onset conditions is not performed in children. This rule rests on the "right to an open future’’--the idea that testing children for conditions that will not affect them...

“What Can AI-Ethics Learn from Gen-Ethics: ELSI Lessons for the Coming Wave” at ELSIcon2024

ELSIcon2024: The 6th ELSI Congress will take place at Columbia University in New York City from June 10-12, 2024. Hastings Center President Vardit Ravitsky will be a plenary speaker. She will discuss “What Can AI-Ethics Learn from Gen-Ethics: ELSI Lessons for the Coming Wave.” This talk will explore possible lessons from decades of ELSI research in...

Hastings Center Open House

Join us on our campus overlooking the Hudson River for a conversation about AI, Health, and Bioethics, an open house event cosponsored by the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of the Hudson Valley. Leigh Hafrey, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management, in conversation with Vardit Ravitsky, President & CEO, The Hastings Center. Wine and hors d'oeuvres reception...

Bringing Bioethics to Policymakers: Learning from Experience

How can bioethics researchers get their findings into the hands of those who shape policy? What gaps separate research and policy, and how can stakeholders navigate them? How can researchers and policymakers better communicate with and relate to each other? This Greenwall Foundation webinar will explore these questions and more as we discuss approaches to...