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  • Dr. Fauci on Public Trust in Science

    Posted on November 19, 2020

    Dr. Anthony Fauci and Mildred Solomon explored the ethical issues raised by the erosion of trust in science in a virtual discussion hosted by The Hastings Center on November 19. The nation’s top infectious diseases official and the Hastings president looked at how we can improve public understanding of complex scientific issues in this highly...
  • Progressives, Conservatives, and Social Genomics

    Posted on November 18, 2020

    Over the past decade, the new field of social genomics has investigated how genomic differences among people are linked to differences in their behaviors and social outcomes, including educational attainment and socioeconomic success. But the findings can be interpreted differently by progressives and conservatives, writes Hastings Center senior research scholar Erik Parens in an essay...
  • What Does It Mean to Move Through the World with a Disability?

    Posted on November 10, 2020

    The answer to that question is not straightforward, as was made vivid in “Navigating: On Disability, Technology, and Experiencing the World,” a recent virtual event. It was the second in a series of events produced by The Hastings Center and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities that explores the ways in which people...
  • Hastings Center Scholar on How Some Countries Control Health Spending

    Posted on November 10, 2020

    Although the U.S. has the highest health care prices in the world, the specific mechanisms commonly used by other countries to set and update prices are often overlooked, with a tendency to favor strategies such as reducing the use of fee-for-service reimbursement. Many U.S. health policymakers recognize that fee-for-service models incentivize physicians and health systems...
  • A Tribute to Albert Jonsen

    Posted on November 9, 2020

    The Hastings Center is saddened by the death of Albert Jonsen, a leader in the field of bioethics, on October 21 at the age of 89. He was a Hastings Center fellow and a recipient of The Hastings Center’s 2017 Henry Knowles Beecher Award for lifetime achievement in bioethics. Jonsen was emeritus professor of ethics...
  • Can AI Reduce Inequity and Improve Empathy in Medicine? A Conversation Between Eric Topol and Mildred Solomon

    Posted on November 3, 2020

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