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Recent News from The Hastings Center

Below is a link to the full page of articles. Full Page Below Are links to each of the individual Hastings Center articles with a brief description of what each is about. Rising Authoritarian Populism: How Should Bioethics Respond? Across the world, an authoritarian and exclusionary form of populism is gaining political traction, challenging constitutional […]

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Catholic Health Association Opposes ACA Repeal

Below is the CHA’s position: “We are strongly opposed to the House GOP’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) “Repeal and Replace” legislation that asks the low-income and most vulnerable in our country to bear the brunt of the cuts to our health care system. In addition to moving away from an effective coverage expansion that has […]

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Gene Editing: Promise & Peril

“In principle, somatic-cell research is simply an extension of medicine’s attempt to treat patients.” What do traffic lights have to do with the latest genetic technology? The advent of CRISPR/Cas9 had made changing the human genome easier than ever, and opens doors for immense progress and danger. Possibilities such as treating formerly incurable diseases, changing […]