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    Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Dr. Kass talked about embryonic stem sell research, focusing on scientific issues and values, ethical considerations in both conducting and funding the research, and political opinions…

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    Dilemmas of Bioethics

    Dr. Kass, Chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, delivered a lecture, titled “Science, Politics, and the Dilemmas of Bioethics.” Among the issues he…

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    Fertility Treatments

    Dr. Kass talked about a report by the President’s Council on Bioethics on reproductive techniques and guidelines for assisted reproductive procedures. He also responded to…

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    Human Cloning

    Dr. Kass talked about ethical issues involving human cloning and recent news of the first human reproductive clone by a private organization. He also responded to viewer comments…

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    Book Discussion on Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity

    Professor Leon Kass discussed his book Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, published by Encounter Books. According to Dr. Kass, modern…

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    Human Cloning Report

    Participants talked about a report issued by the President’s Council on Bioethics. Among the topics they addressed were the ethics of human cloning, uses of cloning for…

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    Patenting Human Organs

    Council members talked about human cloning and bio ethics, concentrating on the ethical questions surrounding granting patents for medical and scientific research and techniques using…

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    Genetic Enhancement in Sports

    As part of a day-long conference on bioethics and human cloning, Doctor Friedman talked to council members about genetic engineering and its potential use in sports. Following his…

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    Report to the President on Human Cloning

    Mr. Kass presented and summarized some of the debate found in the council’s report on human cloning. Among the issues that the report examined were reproductive and…

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    Bioethics

    Mr. Kass talked about his role in advising President Bush on cloning and stem cell research. The new President’s Council on Bioethics is made up of 17 philosophers, medical…

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