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Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics on June 24-25, 2004

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The President's Council on Bioethics, HHS.




The President's Council on Bioethics (Leon R. Kass, M.D., chairman) will hold its seventeenth meeting, at which, among other things, it will continue its discussion of neuroethics and neuroimaging, including a discussion of deep brain stimulation. It will also continue discussing ethical issues relating to Alzheimer's, dementia, and end-of-life care. Subjects discussed at past Council meetings (and potentially touched on at this meeting) include: Cloning, stem cell research, embryo research, assisted reproduction, reproductive genetics, IVF, ICSI, PGD, sex selection, inheritable genetic modification, patentability of human organisms, aging retardation, lifespan-extension, and organ procurement for transplantation. Publications issued by the Council to date include: Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry (July 2002); Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness (October 2003); Being Human: Readings from the President's Council on Bioethics (December 2003); Monitoring Stem Cell Research (January 2004), and Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies (March 2004).


The meeting will take place Thursday, June 24, 2004, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET; and Friday, June 25, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET.


The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. A photo I.D. is required for entrance into the building.

Agenda: The meeting agenda will be posted at

Public Comments: The Council encourages public input, either in person or in writing. At this meeting, interested members of the public may address the Council, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, June 25. Comments are limited to no more than five minutes per speaker or organization. As a courtesy, please inform Ms. Diane Gianelli, Director of Communications, in advance of your intention to make a public statement, and give your name and affiliation. To submit a written statement, mail or e-mail it to Ms. Gianelli at one of the addresses given below.

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Ms. Diane Gianelli, Director of Communications, The President's Council on Bioethics, Suite 700, 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: 202/296-4669. E-mail: Web site:

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Dated: May 24, 2004.

Dean Clancy,

Executive Director, The President's Council on Bioethics.

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[FR Doc. 04-12242 Filed 5-28-04; 8:45 am]