Obama Plans to Replace Bush’s Bioethics Panel

Posted in Ethics, Politic, Transhumanism at 10:15 am by rheil

Obama Plans to Replace Bush’s Bioethics Panel

By NICHOLAS WADE, New York Times, Published: June 17, 2009

„Members of the President’s Council on Bioethics were told by the White House last week that their services were no longer needed and were asked to cancel a planned meeting, a council staff member said Wednesday.

The council was disbanded because it was designed by the Bush administration to be “a philosophically leaning advisory group” that favored discussion over developing a shared consensus, said Reid Cherlin, a White House press officer.

President Obama will appoint a new bioethics commission, one with a new mandate and that “offers practical policy options,” Mr. Cherlin said.“ [read original article]

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