the most urgent of the Council's intellectual tasks is the
need to provide an adequate moral and ethical lens through
which to view particular developments in their proper scope
Dr. Kass served as chairman of
the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001-2005.
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."
Dr. Pellegrino served as chairman of the President's
Council on Bioethics from 2005-2009.