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  • Five Things Bioethicists See in Our Future

    Posted on November 7, 2019

    Bioethicists from the U.S., Canada, and other countries gathered two weeks ago in Pittsburgh for the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.  Here are five themes that emerged: The breakdown of trust between institutions is having direct effects on public health and research, setting the stage for greater inequality.  Researchers are… Read more

  • Register Now – Hastings-National Endowment of Humanities Event in New York City

    Posted on November 6, 2019

    Join us on December 3 for the first in a series of public events in New York City that will explore how people with disabilities are using—or resisting—technologies to promote their own flourishing. The series is presented by The Hastings Center and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The first event will feature… Read more

  • New Project Seeks to Build Diverse Participation in Precision Medicine Research

    Posted on October 30, 2019

    The Hastings Center is co-leading a new project to examine recruitment and retention of participants the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, an unprecedented initiative to collect genetic and other health-related data from at least one million people living in the United States. This project will focus on a research site that is a health center that serves primarily Latino and African American patients — groups historically underrepresented in research – to identify strategies to build engagement.

  • Hastings Center Recognizes Ruth Faden for Lifetime Achievement in Bioethics

    Posted on October 24, 2019

    Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH, founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Bioethics, was named the recipient of The Hastings Center’s 2019 Henry Knowles Beecher Award for lifetime achievement in bioethics.

  • Award-Winning Essay: How Can Mobile Apps Improve Clinical Trials and Safeguard Participants?

    Posted on October 24, 2019

    The Hastings Center is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural David Roscoe Award for an Early-Career Essay on Science, Ethics, and Society. “Recruitment and Trial-Finding Apps: Time for Rules of the Road,” by Stephanie R. Morain and Emily A. Largent, published in May in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, explores the… Read more

  • New Hastings Project: How Can We Responsibly Study the Genetics of Behavioral Traits?

    Posted on October 1, 2019

    Scientists have high hopes for using “polygenic risk scores” to better understand social and behavioral characteristics such as intelligence and obesity. But much behavioral genetics research has an ugly history and contemporary research risks exacerbating health inequities. A new Hastings Center project is exploring how this research can be done responsibly, in ways that minimize… Read more

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