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President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)

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Works: 86 works in 166 publications in 2 languages and 22,034 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History 
Roles: Publisher, Editor
Classifications: QH442.2, 176
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Most widely held works by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)
Human cloning and human dignity : the report of the President's Council on Bioethics by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few avenues of scientific inquiry raise more thorny ethical questions than the cloning of human beings, a radical way to control our DNA. In August 2001, in conjunction with his decision to permit limited federal funding for stem-cell research, President George W. Bush created the President's Council on Bioethics to address the ethical ramifications of biomedical innovation. Over the past year the Council, whose members comprise a team of leading scientists, doctors, ethicists, lawyers, humanists, and theologians, has discussed and debated the pros and cons of cloning, whether in the service of producing children or as an aid to scientific research. The questions the Council members confronted do not have easy answers, and they did not seek to hide their differences behind an artificial consensus. Rather, the Council decided to allow each side to make its own best case, so that the American people can think about and debate these questions, which go to the heart of what it means to be a human being. Just as the dawn of the atomic age created ethical dilemmas for the United States, cloning presents us with similar quandaries that we are sure to wrestle with for decades to come
Beyond therapy : biotechnology and the pursuit of happiness by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: A groundbreaking new exploration of the promises and perils of biotechnology -- and the future of American society. Biotechnology offers exciting prospects for healing the sick and relieving suffering. But because our growing powers also enable alterations in the workings of the body and mind, they are becoming attractive to healthy people who would just like to look younger, perform better, feel happier, or become more "perfect." This landmark book -- the product of more than sixteen months of research and reflection by the members of the President's Council on Bioethics -- explores the profound ethical and social consequences of today's biotechnical revolution. Almost every week brings news of novel methods for screening genes and testing embryos, choosing the sex and modifying the behavior of children, enhancing athletic performance, slowing aging, blunting painful memories, brightening mood, and altering basic temperaments. But we must not neglect the fundamental question: Should we be turning to biotechnology to fulfill our deepest human desires? We want better children -- but not by turning procreation into manufacture or by altering their brains to gain them an edge over their peers. We want to perform better in the activities of life -- but not by becoming mere creatures of chemistry. We want longer lives -- but not at the cost of becoming so obsessed with our own longevity that we care little about future generations. We want to be happy -- but not by taking a drug that gives us happy feelings without the genuine loves, attachments, and achievements that are essential to true human flourishing. As we enjoy the benefits of biotechnology, members of the council contend, we need to hold fast to an account of the human being seen not in material or mechanistic or medical terms but in psychic, moral, and spiritual ones. By grasping the limits of our new powers, we can savor the fruits of the age of biotechnology without succumbing to its most dangerous temptations. Beyond Therapy takes these issues out of the narrow circle of bioethics professionals and into the larger public arena, where matters of this importance rightly belong
Taking care : ethical caregiving in our aging society by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction and responsibility : the regulation of new biotechnologies : a report of the the President's Council on Bioethics by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human dignity and bioethics : essays commissioned by the President's Council on Bioethics by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monitoring stem cell research : a report of the President's Council on Bioethics by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes some of the more interesting and significant recent developments, both in the basic science and medical applications of stem cell research and in the related ethical, legal, and policy discussions. It does not attempt to be a definitive or comprehensive study of the whole topic. It contains no proposed guidelines and regulations, nor indeed any specific recommendations for policy change. Rather, it seeks to shed light on where we are now: ethically, legally, scientifically, and medically, in order that the President, the Congress, and the nation may be better informed as they consider where we should go in the future
Being human : readings from the President's Council on Bioethics( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public domain readings from the Council's out-of-print publication, Being human
Alternative sources of human pluripotent stem cells : a white paper of the President's Council on Bioethics by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversies in the determination of death : a white paper of the President's Council on Bioethics by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of how, by what standard, an individual should be declared dead is once more a matter of controversy. With this report, the President's Council on Bioethics takes up this controversy and seeks to illuminate the issues at the center of the renewed debate about the inherently perplexing problems of determining human death in an age of life-sustaining technologies. The President's Council examines the main lines of criticism and defense of the neurological standard, and also explores the ethical concerns engendered by the use of the traditional cardiopulmonary standard in the organ procurement practice known as "controlled donation after cardiac death." In so doing, the President's Council on Bioethics aims to apprise the American public of the contemporary state of the debate and to guide the public's reflections on matters that touch on some of society's deepest human questions
The changing moral focus of newborn screening : an ethical analysis by President's Council on Bioethics (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President's Council on Bioethics( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Council's purpose is to advise the President on bioethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology."
Human cloning and human dignity : an ethical inquiry( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of newborn screening in the United States by Sam Crowe( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This background paper provides an overview of the practice of newborn screening in the United States. It describes the main clinical, technological, and policy developments that have shaped newborn screening since its inception. It also highlights the changes that have influenced and continue to shape the moral focus of the newborn screening system
Monitoring stem cell research : the ethical debates reviewed( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definition of death and the ethics of organ procurement from the deceased by Alan Rubenstein( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this working paper is to explore the problem of defining when death has occurred in the age of ventilators and feeding tubes, and how the definition of death (both conceptually and in practice) shapes the possibility of procuring usable organs from the deceased
Living donors : process, outcomes, and ethical questions by Ginger A Gruters( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this working paper is to provide background on the process of living organ donation, with particular attention to what is known about the health outcomes for living donors, and especially the significantly different risks between kidney donation and liver or lung donation, the three most common types. Part I provides some basic information on the state of organ donation from living donors. Part II surveys the donation process and health outcome data organ by organ. Part III raises some of the relevant ethical questions, which the Council might discuss in light of the empirical information presented here
Understanding the ethical implications of nanotechnology : highlights of a limited inquiry by the President's Council on Bioethics by Sam Crowe( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President's Council on Bioethics undertook a limited inquiry into the ethical implications of nanotechnology in recent months. To help the Council better understand the topic, four experts on nanotechnology were invited to give presentations. Two of the experts, Dr. Andrew Maynard1 and Dr. Mauro Ferrari, presented during the June 2007 meeting. They spoke about the current and potential benefits and harms of nanotechnology. In September 2007, the Council met with Dr. Richard Superfine and Dr. Henk ten Have. Dr. Superfine was asked to explain nanoscience, specifically the unique properties materials display at the nanoscale. Dr. ten Have helped the Council frame some of the ethical issues raised by this technology by describing and explaining the initiatives of several European countries and the United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization. This memorandum recounts the highlights of these sessions in two parts. First, it explains how nanotechnology was defined and why this definition is important to an ethical inquiry of the subject. Second, it describes three questions that arose during the discussions that might one day serve as useful focal points for an in-depth investigation of nanotechnology. The memorandum ends with a brief account of the Council's impression of the topic
On the body and transplantation : philosophical and legal context by Alan Rubenstein( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of newborn screening : clouds on the horizon? by Adam Schulman( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This working paper is intended to aid discussion of the following ethical dilemma: For 40 years there has been a consensus that infants should be screened at birth only for conditions for which an effective treatment already exists. As we enter the age of genomic medicine, is this rule an outmoded dogma that ought to be overturned or a sound principle that ought to be preserved?
Caring for living donors and transplant recipients : five policy proposals by Sam Crowe( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the five policy proposals presented in this essay offers a new way for the federal government to care for and protect living donors or transplant recipients
 
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Human cloning and human dignity : the report of the President's Council on Bioethics
Alternative Names
Amerika Gasshukoku Daitoryo Seimei Rinri Iinkai

Amerika Gasshukoku Daitoryo Seimei Rinri Shimon Iinkai

Council on Bioethics

Council on Bioethics United States

Council on Bioethics US.

Daitoryo Seimei Rinri Hyogikai

Kass Council.

Kass Council (U.S.)

President's Council on Bioethics

President's Council on Bioethics (U. S. )

President's Council on Bioethics United States

Stany Zjednoczone. President's Council on Bioethics.

United States Council on Bioethics

United States President's Council on Bioethics

USA President Council on Bioethics

アメリカ ガッシュウコク ダイトウリョウ セイメイ リンリ イインカイ

アメリカ ガッシュウコク ダイトウリョウ セイメイ リンリ シモン イインカイ

アメリカ合衆国大統領生命倫理委員会

アメリカ合衆国大統領生命倫理諮問委員会

ダイトウリョウ セイメイ リンリ ヒョウギカイ

大統領生命倫理評議会

生命倫理に関するアメリカ合衆国大統領評議会

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Beyond therapy : biotechnology and the pursuit of happinessTaking care : ethical caregiving in our aging societyHuman dignity and bioethics : essays commissioned by the President's Council on BioethicsDiagnosing death : issues, ethics and questions in death determinations