The Hastings Center Bioethics Timeline
“Bioethics” has been defined in several different ways. Most broadly, it is the interdisciplinary study of ethical, legal, and social issues arising in the life sciences and health care. Though...
Bioethics Forum Essay
Bioethics, Nazi Analogies, and the Coronavirus Pandemic
The year 2020 will be remembered as the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. But the pandemic was not alone in creating fear and dismay and raising ethical questions. Think of the rise in antisemitism, police violence against Black people, protests against immigration, and rallies by groups espousing Nazi slogans and symbols. Hate crimes, including murder, are the highest in years, according to the most recent FBI report, and were particularly aimed at Jews and Hispanics. Asian-Americans have been targeted as carriers of the so-called “China virus.”
Faith E. Fletcher
Faith Fletcher is an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine. She is currently co-chair of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities RACE Affinity Group, a national special interest...
PRESS RELEASE 1-29-2019: The Inaugural Issue of Ethics & Human Research, January – February 2019
Editor’s Note: Widening the Lens Karen J. Maschke The journal’s name change “provides an opportunity to identify new ethical, policy, and regulatory challenges that rapid developments in science, medicine, and...
The Gift and Weight of Genomic Knowledge: In Search of the Good Biocitizen
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018 “This knowledge is irrevocable.” So reads an opening line in the terms-of-service agreement for 23andMe, a leading direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. This remarkable...
IRB: Ethics & Human Research
The Need to Track Payment Incentives to Participate in HIV Research
Abstract: Providing incentives is an accepted and common practice in human subjects research, including clinical HIV research. While we know that financial incentives among similar studies can greatly vary, surprisingly...