[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 232 (Monday, December 2, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63853-63854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-30540]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary


Notice of Meeting of the Human Genetics Subcommittee of the 
National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC)

SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), this notice is hereby given to 
announce an open meeting of The Human Genetics Subcommittee of the 
National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC). The purpose is to 
discuss issues regarding the use of genetic information and 
technologies.

DATES: Friday December 13, 1996, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

PLACE: National Institutes of Health, Building 31 C wing, 6th Floor, 
Conference Room 9, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President established the National

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Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) by Executive Order 12975, October 
3, 1995. The purpose of NBAC is to provide advice and make 
recommendations to the National Science and Technology Council and 
other appropriate entities on bioethical issues arising from research 
on human biology and behavior and the applications, including the 
clinical applications, of that research.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, December 13, 1996

Morning Session

    7:30-11:30 a.m. Discussion of issues by subcommittee members 
regarding the use of genetic information and technology.
    11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch.

Afternoon Session

    12:30-3:00 p.m. Continuation of discussion by subcommittee members 
of issues regarding the use of genetic information and technology.
    3:00-3:30 p.m. Public comment.
    3:30 p.m. Adjourn.
Public Participation
    The meeting is open to the public with attendance limited to space 
available. Members of the public who wish to make oral statements 
should contact NBAC at the address or telephone number listed below. 
Reasonable provisions will be made to include on the agenda 
presentations by persons requesting an opportunity to speak. 
Individuals who plan to attend the meeting and need special assistance, 
such as sign language interpretation or other special accommodations, 
should also contact NBAC at the address or telephone number listed 
below at least seven business days prior to the meeting. Persons who 
wish to file written statements with NBAC may do so at any time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Norris, Communications 
Director, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, MSC-7508, 6100 
Executive Boulevard, Suite 3C01, Rockville, Maryland 20892-7508, 
telephone 301-402-4242, fax 301-480-6900.

    Dated: November 22, 1996.
Philip R. Lee,
Assistant Secretary for Health.
[FR Doc. 96-30540 Filed 11-29-96; 8:45 am]
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