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Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics on February 15-16, 2007

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The President's Council on Bioethics, HHS.




The President's Council on Bioethics (Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Chairman) will hold its twenty-eighth Start Printed Page 2695meeting, at which it will (1) Consider and discuss policy proposals in organ procurement, allocation, and transplantation; (2) hear presentations on and discuss issues in clinical applications of advancements in genetics, as well as genetics policy and ethics; and (3) discuss contributions to a pending Council report and volume on the bioethical significance of the concept of human dignity. All agenda items are continuations of previous Council discussions. Subjects discussed at past Council meetings (although not on the agenda for the February 2007 meeting) include: 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).


The meeting will take place Thursday, February 15, 2007, from 9 am to 5:15 pm, ET; and Friday, February 16, 2007, from 8:30 am to 12 noon, ET.


The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1001 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Phone 202-682-0111.

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 11:45 am, on Friday, February 16. Comments are limited to no more than five minutes per speaker or organization. As a courtesy, please inform Ms. Diane M. 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 M. 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: Web site:

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Dated: January 11, 2007.

F. Daniel Davis,

Executive Director, The President's Council on Bioethics.

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[FR Doc. E7-755 Filed 1-19-07; 8:45 am]