Willard Gaylin

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Willard Gaylin is an American psychiatrist and bioethicist. Along with Daniel Callahan, Gaylin founded The Hastings Center in 1969. He has served as a professor of psychiatry at Columbia Medical School, a professor of psychiatry and law at Columbia Law School, and an adjunct professor at Union Theological Seminary.[1]

Gaylin received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

Gaylin was a featured panelist in the 10 part series Ethics in America from 1987.

Gaylin is quoted in the opening credits of the film Gattaca: "I not only think that we will tamper with Mother Nature, I think Mother wants us to."[2]


  1. ^ * Profile at The Hastings Center
  2. ^ Gaylin, Willard (1984). "What's So Special about Being Human?". In Esbjornson, Robert. The Manipulation of Life. Nobel Conference Nobel Lecture Series 19. Harper & Row. p. 53. ISBN 9780062502964. 

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