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Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University

The National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (NRCBL), located at Georgetown University's Kennedy Institute of Ethics, maintains the "world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research." Among other services, the NRCBL's Website helps researchers, teachers, and students find resources on bioethics topics. Bibliographies of recent literature cover... The American Journal of Bioethics

Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics, this Website offers information and news related to bioethics (also called Medical Ethics) -- namely, the study of moral issues in the fields of medical treatment and research. In addition to providing a variety of continuously updated news stories on bioethics across the nation, the Website offers links to upcoming bioethics...
Center for Bioethics

Housed at the University of Minnesota, the mission of the Center for Bioethics is “to advance and disseminate knowledge concerning ethical issues in health care and the life sciences.” To accomplish this important mission, they are actively engaged in a number of interdisciplinary research projects and they also perform a number of community outreach activities. From their homepage, visitors can...
NIH Publishes Guidelines for Federal Funding of Pluripotent Stem Cell Research

On Wednesday, the National Institute of Health (NIH) released its Guidelines for Research Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. The Guidelines, which go into effect today, end the moratorium on federal funding for stem cells obtained from human embryo or fetal tissue. NIH published an earlier draft for public input at the end of last year (see the December 3, 1999 Scout Report), and the final ...
Nuffield Council on Bioethics

For those unclear on what exactly bioethics encompasses, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics website is a great place to become acquainted with this field. Visitors can click on "Further Information" at the top right hand side of the page to find the "Faqs" link, and then click on "What is Bioethics?" The study of bioethics includes topics such as xenotransplantation, which is an animal to human...
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

With all the discussion about stem cell research and cloning, the time is right to take a look at the work being done at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University. Situated within the university's School of Medicine, the Center is "dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education in biomedical ethics, and provides clinical and research ethics consultation." Information provided...
The President's Council on Bioethics

Late last year, the President's Council on Bioethics was "created to advise the President on bioethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology." The council's Web site allows the public to access information regarding the activities of this council. The site provides transcripts of council sessions organized by date and by topic; a full report regarding human cloning dated...
University of Pennsylvania: Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy

This website presents the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics, "a leader in bioethics research and its deployment in the ethical, efficient, and compassionate practice of the life sciences and medicine." The website offers information about the Center's programs as well as information regarding faculty and staff contact information, research interests, and selected publications. The...