Leading the new presidential bioethics panel will be the University of Pennsylvania's Amy Gutmann and the vice-chair of the committee will be Emory University's James Wagner. The panel will have 13 members who will study "intellectual property issues, the application of neuro- and robotic sciences, ... conflicts of interest in scientific research, and the intersection of science and human rights," according to ScienceInsider. Science Progress adds that "the commission has been charged with not only identifying and examining important bioethical issues, but also with recommending laws, policies, or regulations. Finally, the EO encourages the commission to engage diverse viewpoints and explore opportunities for international collaboration."
Nov 26, 2009