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07/07/2015

A Background on Deliberation and Education in Bioethics

Last August, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) began formally discussing the role of deliberation and education in bioethics. As a part of this examination, the Bioethics Commission is exploring the idea of teaching deliberation as a tool to promote ethical literacy. From the start, the Bioethics Commission has adopted […]

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05/27/2015

The Bioethics Commission Remembers Commission Member John D. Arras

Today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) remembered one of their own. Dr. John Arras, a member of the Bioethics Commission and the Porterfield Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Philosophy and Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia, passed away on March 9, 2015. “He enlivened our […]

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04/02/2015

Two years of Neuroscience Inquiry at the Bioethics Commission

On March 26, 2015, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 2), the second of its two-volume  response to President Obama’s charge to examine the ethical implications of neuroscience research and its applications. To commemorate the […]

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03/23/2015

New Features Now Available at Bioethics.gov

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has added two new design features to its website, Bioethics.gov. The purpose of the new features is to make it even easier to use the website, which continues to grow as the Bioethics Commission produces new materials and conducts quarterly meetings. The new additions […]

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03/16/2015

Celebrating the Cerebellum (and All Other Parts of the Brain)

March 16-22, 2015 is Brain Awareness Week, an international recognition of all things brain! First organized by the Dana Foundation, the goal of the 20 year-old initiative is to educate the public on the science, progress, and impact of neuroscience research. Brain Awareness Week involves partner organizations from around the world, and includes activities such […]

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02/19/2015

The Bioethics Commission and Ethics Integration at All Levels

This week, Research Analyst Elizabeth Fenton will present on behalf of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Twenty-fourth Annual International Conference. The presentation is part of a four-day conference held by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), an organization founded […]

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01/20/2015

The Bioethics Commission’s Meeting 20 Milestone

This February will mark an important milestone for the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission); the Bioethics Commission will hold its 20th public meeting. The 2-day meeting will be held February 5-6, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Since President Obama issued the Executive Order establishing the Commission on November 24, 2009, it […]

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01/12/2015

Why the Bioethics Commission Asks for Public Comment

Public comments play a critical role in the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues’ (Bioethics Commission) deliberations. Public input is essential for processing and analyzing challenging bioethical topics. The Bioethics Commission is currently seeking public comment on the ethical considerations of U.S. public health emergency response with a focus on the current Ebola […]

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12/18/2014

Bioethics Commission Requests Comment on Ethical Considerations in the EVD Response

At its meeting on November 6, 2014, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) began its consideration of the complex ethical landscape of U.S. public health emergency response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD). The Bioethics Commission is currently considering three areas of specific ethical concern: U.S. public policies that restrict […]

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11/25/2014

Bad Blood Author James H. Jones Visits the Bioethics Commission

The staff of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) was pleased to welcome James H. Jones, Ph.D., to the office on November 21, 2014 for a discussion of his book Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, A Tragedy of Race and Medicine. First published in 1981 (Revised edition, 1993), Bad […]

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