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International panel named to review scientific trials

Kicking off a five-month study of the ethics around contemporary human subjects clinical trials, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today named an International Research Panel to study the issue. The international panel consists of 14 members, of which 10 are from outside the United States. The announcement follows a request by […]

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The chair’s request: A single good idea

At the end of a long meeting today, Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, had one question for a group of experts on the ethics of genetics testing and neuro-imaging: “What could we most productively take on as a commission? […]

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Buzz over science: Oslo, Cronkite and FactCheck.org

A few years ago, Dr. Stephen L. Hauser accompanied a friend to Oslo. His friend had won a Nobel Prize. “It was so impressive — the entire nation was transfixed by science,’’ Hauser told his fellow members of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. “We were stopped in the streets, and asked […]

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An ethical framework

At the opening of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues meeting today in Atlanta, the first discussion wasn’t about the issue at hand – synthetic biology. Instead, it was about how to approach the issue. It was the third meeting of the Commission for its assigned task to make a recommendation to […]

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