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Q&A with Guest Editors of Hastings Report Special Issue


CERA/Hastings Center Report Special Issue: Envisioning A More Just Genomics.

The Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA) and The Hastings Center are sponsoring a special issue of the Hastings Center Report that looks to the future of genomics and asks whether and how the science and its medical and nonmedical applications can address the social determinants of health and health inequities, as well as structural and other injustices. Essays in this special issue might propose new research questions or methods, expand or re-envision the place of genomics in health and society, or illustrate how genomics can be leveraged for justice.

At this optional information session, the guest editors discussed the focus of the special issue, the review process, and answered audience questions. 

Abstracts of no more than 500 words and 10 citations outlining proposed essays are due April 7th, 2023 at 11:59 EST via this form. Reports of empirical studies are not the focus of this special issue. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to a virtual workshop in May 2023 to further develop their papers in conversation with the guest editors and other authors. Articles and essays of between 1,800 and 5,000 words will be due September 30th, 2023 and will undergo peer review for publication in 2024.

The guest editors seek submissions from a wide range of authors, including those critical of, new to, or under-represented in bioethics and ELSI. We also encourage submissions from teams of junior and senior scholars.

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