- 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.
- Hastings President Addresses the Question: Is Ethical AI an Oxymoron?
Posted on June 26, 2019
As artificial intelligence transforms health care, what should be done to assure that it brings about improvements and greater equity? To address those questions, Hastings Center President Mildred Solomon joined a panel at the Aspen Ideas: Health Festival called “Ethical Artificial Intelligence: Oxymoron or Possibility?”
- Hastings President Calls on Bioethicists to Sign Letter to Flores Counsel
Posted on June 24, 2019
Hastings President, Mildred Solomon, applauds University of Pennsylvania bioethicists and other bioethics leaders for drafting a letter of historic importance, intended to assist lawyers representing immigrant children being abused and denied their basic human rights at the U.S. border. Act now and sign the letter by 2 pm, June 25.
- How Can Bioethics Help Mitigate Climate Change? Hastings Center Explores Options
Posted on June 18, 2019
How might bioethics help address the threats posed by climate change? A Hastings Center meeting scoped out the options.
- Watch the Livestream: Genomics Enters the Clinic
Posted on June 13, 2019
What do patients and DTC genetic test consumers need to know about the clinical applications of genetics?
That question was the focus of a recent public event at the New York Academy of Sciences, cosponsosred by The Hastings Center. Read a recap of the highlights and watch the livestream.