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Due to the fallout over discovered human radiation experiments done in the name of the Manhattan Project and Health Physics, in 1994 President Bill Clinton created the ‘first’ National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) and appointed the president of Princeton, Harold T. Shapiro, to be its Chairman.

The NBAC was charged with organizing an educational infrastructure for govt, professional, public, and non-federally funded professionals as part of its responsibilities, with annual report submissions to be issued through the Dept. of HHS

In 2001, President G.W.Bush created his own Council on Bioethics 


Bioethics resources from

The Hastings Center

Founded in 1969, the Hastings Center is a research institution focused on ethics in healthcare, medicine, the environment, and biotechnology.  The center is best known as the publisher of Hastings Center Report and IRB: Ethics & Human Research, which features scholarship and commentary in bioethics. Both are published six times per year. The Report also periodically features special reports, published as supplements, from the center’s research projects.

The American Journal of Bioethics

Founded in 1993, the American Journal of Bioethics is a peer-reviewed journal providing clinical, legal, academic, scientific, religious and broad community-at-large with a rapid but comprehensive debate of issues in bioethics.  Its sister site,, provides up-to-date bioethics news culled from hundreds of newspapers.

Developing World Bioethics

A peer-reviewed journal publishing original articles related to bioethics in the developing world.  Includes case studies, teaching materials, news, and legal backgrounds to bioethics.

The Journal of Clinical Ethics

A double-blind peer-reviewed journal in its 17th year of publication.  The Journal is written for and by physicians, nurses, attorneys, clergy, ethicists, and others whose decisions directly affect patients.

Pharmaceutical Executive

Pharmaceutical Executive’s mission is to serve as a forum where industry leaders can exchange opinions, experiences, and insights about innovative business and marketing ideas, strategies, and tactics.  An interesting view of pharmaceutical industry from the inside.

The President’s Council On Bioethics

A committee created by President George W. Bush to advise his administration on emerging technology and bioethics.

Biotechnology Industry Organization

BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,100 members worldwide.

NIH Bioethics Resources

Information about Federal documents and funding.  Publications in genetics, medicine, and research ethics.

Human Genome Project Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Explores ethical issues relating to the Human Genome project, such as gene testing, gene therapy, privacy, and patenting.

Eubios Ethics Institute

An organization based in Japan, Thailand, and New Zealand that produces research, publications (Journal of Asian and International Bioethics), and news related to bioethics.

Bioethics Advisory Committee Singapore

Provides reports related to personal information, genetic testing, and research involving human subjects, human tissue research, human stem cell research, reproduction, and therapeutic cloning.


Written by citizen2009

December 4, 2009 at 4:43 am

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