How Is My Site?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Hastings News

  • Hastings Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    Posted on September 10, 2019

    New book edited by Hastings Center scholars explores fundamental questions about the nature and well-being of human beings at a time when a revolutionary new biotechnology could permanently change the human species.

  • New Book: Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

    Posted on September 3, 2019

    New book edited by Hastings Center scholars explores fundamental questions about the nature and well-being of human beings at a time when a revolutionary new biotechnology could permanently change the human species.

  • Hastings Partners on Unprecedented Genetics Resource Hub

    Posted on August 26, 2019

    The Hastings Center is a collaborator on a major new federally funded center – the Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis — that will fill a void in genetics research by collecting and sharing information about its ethical, legal, and social (ELSI) implications. This resource hub, the first of its kind, will enable people grappling… Read more

  • Daniel Callahan, 1930-2019

    Posted on July 18, 2019

    Daniel Callahan, a national voice for responsible health and science who pioneered the field of bioethics, died on July 16, three days before his 89th birthday. A prodigious author and one of the world’s preeminent bioethics scholars, Callahan cofounded The Hastings Center, the world’s first bioethics research institute, with Willard Gaylin in 1969. He served… Read more

  • Does Genetic Testing Pose Psychosocial Risks?

    Posted on July 12, 2019

    For the last quarter century, researchers have been asking whether genetic information might have negative psychosocial effects. Anxiety, depression, disrupted relationships, and heightened stigmatization have all been posited as possible outcomes—but not consistently found. What accounts for the discrepancy? A new special report published by The Hastings Center reveals some harms, but too many variables… Read more

  • A Preview of Our New Research Agenda: Ethics of Population Aging

    Posted on June 28, 2019

    In a new essay in the Health Affairs Blog Grantswatch, Hastings Center research scholar Nancy Berlinger and president Mildred Z. Solomon offer a glimpse of the Center’s major new research agenda on the ethics of population aging, with a focus on the precarity of older adults, questions of justice, and issues of personal choice. The work is made possible by a generous grant to The Hastings Center from The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust as part of its visionary support for the Center’s research and public engagement on ethical challenges facing aging societies.

« Older Articles
Get updates from The Hastings Center
Interests