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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bioethics Resources

  • Presidential Commission on Bioethics The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises President Obama on bioethical issues that may emerge from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology.
  • National Academy of Sciences Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research The National Academy of Sciences developed its first set of ethical standards for stem cell research in 2005. The guidelines were updated in 2007, 2008, and 2010.
  • The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University Library & Information Services allows searches of books, newspapers, journal articles, and other materials on bioethical issues.
  • Stem Cell Research and Applications: Monitoring the Frontiers of Biomedical Research (300K PDF; get Adobe Reader) The American Association for the Advancement of Science (publisher of Science magazine) and the Institute for Civil Society produced this report addressing stem cells and ethics.
  • The Ethics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research The International Society for Stem Cell Research provides this information as a public service to those wishing to discuss stem cell ethics.
  • Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC) Singapore Addresses the ethical, legal, and social issues arising from biomedical sciences research.
  • EuroStemCell has developed a factsheet on the ethical issues around embryonic stem cell research.