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Latest Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Stories

2013-03-19 11:42:17

Recommends that multiple steps must be taken before ethical pediatric anthrax vaccine trials can be considered by the US government In a report released today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded that the federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be ethically considered. The Bioethics Commission was responding to a request from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who last...

2012-07-16 14:06:15

Some progress being made Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government has not fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to a scorecard tracking the efforts. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars launched the web-based Synthetic Biology...

2012-07-16 06:23:14

Some Progress Being Made WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government has not fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to a scorecard tracking the efforts. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

2012-02-08 07:00:00

Are We Making Progress? WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center is launching a new web-based Synthetic Biology Scorecard, designed to track federal and non-federal efforts to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development so risks are minimized and broad social and economic benefits can be realized. The Scorecard, unveiled today, monitors the progress made toward implementing the...

2011-12-15 12:50:28

Current regulations are robust, but should be improved The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today issued its report concerning federally-sponsored research involving human volunteers, concluding that current rules and regulations provide adequate safeguards to mitigate risk. In its report, "Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research," the Commission also recommended 14 changes to current practices to better protect research subjects, and...

2011-09-14 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues publicly released the results of its investigation into the non-consensual human medical experimentation in Guatemala at issue in the class action case filed in the District Court for the District of Columbia by Conrad & Scherer, LLP, along with Parker Waichman Alonso LLP. The report, entitled "Ethically Impossible: STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948" reviews the...

2011-08-25 21:09:03

Report due to President in September At its public meeting on August 29 in Washington, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will publicly discuss several key findings as it refines the conclusions of its historical investigation into the U.S. Public Health Service (U.S. PHS) studies done in Guatemala in the 1940s. The U.S. PHS research involved intentionally exposing and infecting vulnerable populations to sexually transmitted diseases. The Commission's historical...

2011-08-01 19:54:28

In the wake of last year's creation of the first self-replicating cell with a synthetic genome "“ which was quickly followed by a request from President Barack Obama for a report by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues "“ a series of essays in the Hastings Center Report examines the social challenges that synthetic biology presents. Among the authors is the chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, who discusses its report...

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2010-12-16 15:05:00

The White House announced on Thursday that the controversial field of synthetic biology poses limited risks and should be allowed to proceed. An expert panel convened by President Barack Obama advised vigilance and self-regulation as scientists seek ways to create new organisms that could spark useful innovations in clean energy, pollution control and medicine. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues said in its first report that it "concluded that synthetic biology...

2010-12-16 13:28:12

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today released its first report"”a wide-ranging review of the emerging field of synthetic biology"”issuing 18 recommendations including a call for coordinated federal oversight of scientists working in both large institutions and smaller settings. The panel, comprised of 13 scientists, ethicists, and public policy experts, said that the very newness of the science, which involves the design and construction of...