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  • Hastings Rice Family Fellow Founds New Journal on Disability

    Posted on February 5, 2020

    Joel Michael Reynolds, The Hastings Center’s Rice Family Fellow in Bioethics and Humanities and an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is launching a new journal: The Journal of Philosophy of Disability. Edited by Reynolds and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, an associate professor of philosophy at Gallaudet University, the journal will feature… Read more

  • New Hastings Center Fellows Elected

    Posted on January 22, 2020

    The Hastings Center is pleased to announce the election of 12 new Fellows. Hastings Center Fellows are a group of more than 200 individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, science, and technology. Their common distinguishing feature is uncommon insight and impact… Read more

  • Could Genetic Testing for Educational Attainment Cause Harm? Hastings Researcher Begins First-Ever Study to Find Out

    Posted on January 17, 2020

    Hastings Center postdoctoral researcher Lucas J. Matthews is undertaking the first-ever study to examine the potential harms of telling students about their genetic propensity for educational attainment.

  • Hastings Responds to Prison Sentence for Rogue Gene-Editing Researcher

    Posted on January 9, 2020

    Hastings Center scholars explained the implications of the prison sentence for He Jiankui, the rogue Chinese scientist who created the world’s first gene-edited babies. “If He Jiankui had been a U.S. scientist, his alleged misleading of research participants and forging an ethics approval would have been considered unethical, and he would likely have been subject… Read more

  • Expert in Artificial Intelligence Named Hastings Center Senior Advisor

    Posted on January 8, 2020

    Gretchen Greene, an internationally recognized expert on artificial intelligence policy and ethics, including face and emotion recognition, has been named a senior advisor to The Hastings Center.  Greene has worked with governments around the world on developing best practices for AI and ethics.  “We are thrilled to welcome Gretchen Greene to our team,” said Hastings… Read more

  • Hastings Center Scholars Respond to Prison Sentence of Researcher Who Created First Gene-Edited Babies

    Posted on December 30, 2019

    The Compassionate Use Advisory Committee, headed by Hastings Center Fellow Arthur Caplan, of NYU Langone, received the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration’s Innovation Award. The committee was recognized for transforming how expanded access requests, also known as compassionate use requests, are granted by drug developers.

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The Hastings Center has never shied away from the toughest ethical challenges faced by society.