[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 101 (Thursday, May 25, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30139-30140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8069]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics on June 
22-23, 2006

AGENCY: The President's Council on Bioethics, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The President's Council on Bioethics (Edmund D. Pellegrino, 
MD, Chairman) will hold its twenty-fifth meeting, at which, among other 
things,

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it will hear presentations on and discuss issues in two broad areas (1) 
organ transplantation and procurement and (2) newborn screening for 
genetic disorders. The discussions in both areas are continuations of 
previous Council discussions. Subjects discussed at past Council 
meetings (although not on the agenda for the June 2006 meeting) 
include: human dignity, 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).

DATES: The meeting will take place Thursday, June 22, 2006, from 9:00 
am to 5:15 pm, ET; and Friday, June 23, 2006, from 8:30 am to 12 noon, 
ET.

ADDRESSES: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th and K Streets, NW., Washington, DC 
20006. Phone 202-638-2626.
    Agenda: The meeting agenda will be posted at http://
www.bioethics.gov.
    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, June 23. 
Comments are limited to no more than five minutes per speaker or 
organization. As a courtesy, please inform Ms. Diane 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Diane 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: info@bioethics.gov. Web site: http://www.bioethics.gov.

    Dated: May 15, 2006.
F. Daniel Davis,
Executive Director, The President's Council on Bioethics.
 [FR Doc. E6-8069 Filed 5-24-06; 8:45 am]
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