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President's Council on Bioethics

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In January 2002, President George W. Bush selected bioethicist Leon R. Kass to head the 18-member President's Council on Bioethics. Kass was given the task of selecting the other 17 members of the Council. [1]

On January 17, 2002, President Bush named the members of the first Council and, in 2004 and 2006, appointed replacement Council members.

Creation

The Council was created November 28, 2001, by Executive Order 13237: Creation of the President's Council on Bioethics. Subsequently, the Council was renewed September 23, 2003, by Executive Order 13316 and September 29, 2005, by Executive Order 13385.

Council Members

The following 15 individuals are currently listed as Council Members according to the Council website (accessed March 18, 2006):

"The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President's Council on Bioethics, for the remainder of a two-year term expiring January 15, 2008:" as of March 17, 2005.

"The President intends to appoint Carl E. Schneider, of Michigan, to be a Member of the President's Council on Bioethics, for the remainder of a two-year term expiring January 15, 2008." as of May 18, 2006.

Former Council Members

Biographical links for the following former members of the Council can be accessed on the Council's website:

Contact Information

1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-296-4669
E-mail: info AT bioethics.gov
Website: http://www.bioethics.gov/

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