Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The President's Council on Bioethics

Want to find out where the President's Council on Bioethics stands on the issues? Here's the link: http://www.bioethics.gov/

Edmund D. Pellegrino, Chairman of The President's Council on Bioethics says...

"To advance human good and avoid harm, biotechnology must be used within ethical constraints. It is the task of bioethics to help society develop those constraints and bioethics, therefore, must be of concern to all of us."

What you'll find at the site: Reports on ethical issues that arise from advances in biotechnology and biomedical sciences. Such issues include: human cloning, stem cell research, alternative sources of stem cells, the regulation of assisted reproduction, and the uses of biotechnology that go "beyond therapy."

If you or anyone you know would be interested in working on the Council there are Internships available. For Spring 2007 internships, the deadline is Nov. 30, 2006. The site describes duties as: Interns are primarily responsible for assisting the research staff, but might occasionally also be expected to help with administrative functions such as answering telephone calls and fielding inquiries, photocopying and faxing, running occasional errands, greeting and assisting visitors, and assisting with research. Interns will be required to assist with Council meetings when these occur.


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