[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2006)]
[Page 2045]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-276]



Public Meeting of the President's Council on Bioethics

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The President's Council on Bioethics (Edmund D. Pellegrino, 
MD, Chairman) will hold its twenty-third meeting, at which, among other 
things, it will continue the discussion on ethical issues relating to 
children. Subjects discussed at past Council meetings (though not on 
the agenda for the present one) include: Cloning, assisted 
reproduction, reproductive genetics, IVF, ICSI, PGD, sex selection, 
inheritable genetic modification, patentability of human organisms, 
neuroscience, aging retardation, lifespan-extension, and organ 
procurement for transplantation. 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, February 2, 2006, from 9 
a.m. to 5:15 p.m. e.t. and Friday, February 3, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 
12:30 p.m. e.t.

ADDRESSES: The Madison, 15th and M Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20005. 
Phone 202-862-1600.
    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 11:30 a.m., on Friday, February 
3. 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, Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: 202/296-4669. E-
mail: info@bioethics.gov. Web site: http://www.bioethics.gov.

    Dated: January 6, 2006.
F. Daniel Davis,
Executive Director, The President's Council on Bioethics.
[FR Doc. 06-276 Filed 1-11-06; 8:45 am]