The blog of the 2009 – 2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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New Bioethics Commission Classroom Discussion Guides Now Available

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has released two Classroom Discussion Guides to help instructors at various educational levels integrate ethics discussions into their courses. The discussion guides explore contemporary issues that have been addressed by the Bioethics Commission. The classroom discussion guides provide prompts and questions that instructors can […]

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New Bioethics Commission Public Health Case Studies Now Available

Last week, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released a set of Public Health Case Studies that provides professionals and educators with opportunities to explore ethical issues that might arise in the course of their work or students’ future work. The case studies explore contemporary issues that have been addressed […]

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New Bioethics Commission Educational Materials and Improved Website Access

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has released new educational materials and unveiled a reorganized webpage to facilitate easier access to all of its educational resources. New materials include Users Guides that provide field-specific directories to Bioethics Commission educational materials, Public Health Case Studies that provide public health professionals and […]

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Bioethics Commission Recommends Multidisciplinary Efforts to Support Neuroscience and Ethics Research and Education

On March 26 the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released the second volume of its two-volume report on neuroscience and ethics, Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 2), which takes an in-depth look at three topics that have captured the public’s attention: […]

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Bioethics Commission Releases Final Neuroscience Report as Part of BRAIN Initiative: Focuses on Controversial Topics that Must be Addressed if Neuroscience is to Progress and be Applied Ethically

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today released Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 2), the second of its two volume report in response to President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative related charge. The President requested that the Bioethics Commission consider the ethical issues associated with neuroscience research […]

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Bioethics Commission Releases First Neuroscience Report as Part of BRAIN Initiative: Calls for Explicit Integration of Ethics Throughout Neuroscience Research

Earlier today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its report, Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 1), the first of two reports it will produce in response to President Obama’s charge to consider the ethical issues associated with neuroscience research and the application and implications […]

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Bioethics Commission Seeks Feedback on Educational Materials

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) is seeking feedback on its educational materials as a means of quantifying progress in response to its recommendations on improving and supporting bioethics education.  The Bioethics Commission is interested in how the materials are being used to further bioethics education, what materials are most […]

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Community Engagement in Pediatric Medical Countermeasure Research

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) recently published its report, Safeguarding Children: Pediatric Medical Countermeasure Research, in which it reviews the ethical considerations for conducting research on medical interventions that would be used to protect children in the event of a bioterror attack—also known as “medical countermeasures” (MCM). One […]

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This is a space for the members and staff of the 2009 -2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to communicate with the public about the work of the commission and to discuss important issues in bioethics.

As of January 15th, 2017 this blog will no longer be updated but continues to be available as an archive of the work of the 2009-2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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