Bernard Lo, director of the Program in Medical Ethics at UCSF, has penned a piece pushing for the next federal administration to establish a National Bioethics Advisory Council. Now is the time to consider it, since the charter for the current Council on Bioethics expires next year and the incoming president will have the opportunity to form a new advisory body.

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