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Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics on June 22-23, 2006

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AGENCY:

The President's Council on Bioethics, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The President's Council on Bioethics (Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Chairman) will hold its twenty-fifth meeting, at which, among other things, Start Printed Page 30140it will hear presentations on and discuss issues in two broad areas (1) organ transplantation and procurement and (2) newborn screening for genetic disorders. The discussions in both areas are continuations of previous Council discussions. Subjects discussed at past Council meetings (although not on the agenda for the June 2006 meeting) include: human dignity, therapeutic and reproductive cloning, assisted reproduction, reproductive genetics, neuroscience, aging retardation, and lifespan-extension. 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), Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies (March 2004), Alternative Sources of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: A White Paper (May 2005), and Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in Our Aging Society (September 2005).

DATES:

The meeting will take place Thursday, June 22, 2006, from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm, ET; and Friday, June 23, 2006, from 8:30 am to 12 noon, ET.

ADDRESSES:

St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th and K Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20006. Phone 202-638-2626.

Agenda: The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.bioethics.gov.

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 11:45 am, on Friday, June 23. 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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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Dated: May 15, 2006.

F. Daniel Davis,

Executive Director, The President's Council on Bioethics.

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[FR Doc. E6-8069 Filed 5-24-06; 8:45 am]

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