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Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics on September 9-10, 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 eighteenth meeting, at which, among other things, it will continue its discussion of the ethical implications of developments in Start Printed Page 52012neuroscience. It will also continue discussing ethical issues relating to the treatment of the aged and end-of-life care. Subjects discussed at past Council meetings (though not on the agenda for the present one) 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, September 9, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET; and Friday, September 10, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET.


Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

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, September 10. 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: August 11, 2004

Yuval Levin,

Acting Executive Director, The President's Council on Bioethics.

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[FR Doc. 04-19286 Filed 8-23-04; 8:45 am]