Vol. 6, No. 4, January 2004
Bioethics.net is produced by the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Journal of Bioethics. The Features menu offers resource pages including Bioethics for Beginners, Genetics, and Cloning. Bioethics on MSNBC offers summaries of recent news articles on bioethical issues, which link to full-text articles. Free Weekly News Updates are available via email. Abstracts and select full-text articles from the American Journal of Bioethics are also available; the full-text of other articles may be available for purchase through the site.
The Presidential Commission was created to study and advise the President on specific areas of concern, including cloning, stem cell research, drugs, sex selection and research ethics. This page hosts background information on the Commission's areas of investigation, council documents, and its executive authorization. Information provided includes articles, working and background papers, transcripts of Commission sessions, and agendas of past meetings. Other information includes suggested reading material and links to other bioethical commissions.
UNESCO's Bioethics Programme maintains two advisory bodies, the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC), which offer advice and make recommendations to UNESCO on subjects of bioethical concern. This page includes access to bioethics declarations, reports, committee proceedings, and other publications of both Committees.
Compiled by the National Institutes of Health, this site provides information about bioethics-related programs, news, publications, reports, guidelines, and laws and regulations. It offers comprehensive links to annotated resources providing background information and various positions on issues in bioethics. The brief annotations are divided into the following five categories: Bioethics and the NIH; Other Federal Resources; General Resources; Specific Topics (Genetics, Research Ethics, and Medicine and Health Care); and Organizations of Interest.
A program of the University of Minnesota, the Center for Bioethics hosts research programs in various areas of bioethics. Each of these programs provides materials such as bibliographies, web resources, conference presentations, and news articles in its area of study. The Center also makes available its newsletter, Bioethics Examiner and Reading Packets containing issue overviews, articles, and other sources of information.