Hamburg Center for Bio-Governance
The Hamburg Center for Bio-Governance (HCBG) is a research network in the fields of bioethics, biolaw, and biopolitics. Topics include overarching issues in public health such as health insurance, care systems or individualized medicine, assisted reproduction through artificial fertilization, sperm and egg cell donation or surrogate parenting, biobanks, genetic diagnostics and genetic tests, prenatal diagnostic testing and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, stem cell research, patents on life, organ transplantation, or dignified death and patient provisions. The Hamburg Center for Bio-Governance takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to these issues, combining aspects of sociology, cultural studies, law, and philosophy.
Members of the HCBG work at the following institutions: