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New Chair of Bioethics Panel Wants National Debate on Issues

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Science  17 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5533, pp. 1243
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5533.1243

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President George W. Bush's decision on embryonic stem cells has given ethicists a new lease on life. The president intends to create a new White House Council on Bioethics, to be chaired by University of Chicago moral philosopher Leon Kass. The new panel will succeed one created by President Bill Clinton that will disappear on 3 October.