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  • Rebuilding Trust in Health Care and Science

    Posted on November 14, 2023

    While confidence in many institutions has been declining for decades, the Covid-19 pandemic exposed the breakdown in trust in health care and science. A new Hastings Center special report on...
  • Climate Bioethics Program Launched

    Posted on November 2, 2023

    The Hastings Center launched a program on climate bioethics in partnership with the Caribbean Research Ethics Initiative (CREEi) and Clarkson University. The program will recruit eight Caribbean bioethics scholars to spend...
  • Lab-Grown Human Eggs? New Reproductive Possibilities Raise Societal Questions

    Posted on November 1, 2023

    The social implications of emerging reproductive technologies—including possibly creating human eggs in the lab–were explored last week by Hastings Center President Vardit Ravitsky and senior advisor Joel Michael Reynolds in...
  • Journal Editors Issue Guidance on the Use of AI in Scholarly Publishing

    Posted on October 17, 2023

    Editors at seven scholarly journals published recommendations on the responsible use of generative artificial intelligence tools by authors, reviewers, and editors. The recommendations ban regarding generative AI as an author – but allow its use to generate text and illustrations. Gregory E. Kaebnick, editor of the Hastings Center Report, is lead author of the recommendations.
  • Hastings Center Recognizes Norman Daniels and Rebecca Dresser with 2023 Bioethics Founders’ Award

    Posted on October 11, 2023

    Norman Daniels, PhD, the Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Emeritus at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Rebecca Dresser,...
  • Project to Examine “Deliberate Extinction” of Species

    Posted on October 4, 2023

    A new project at The Hastings Center will propose recommendations for deciding if especially dangerous species should be eradicated with gene editing technology. Candidate species could include mosquitos that transmit...
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