Anticipate and 

Communicate

The Bioethics Commission released its ethical analysis and recommendations on incidental and secondary findings on December 12, 2013.

Safeguarding
CHILDREN

On March 19, 2013 the Bioethcs Commission released its report and recommendations on pediatric medical countermeasure research.

Privacy and
PROGRESS

On October 11, 2012 the Commission released its report and recommendations on how to reconcile the promise of whole genome sequencing with individuals' privacy concerns.

Moral
SCIENCE

The Commission released "Moral Science", its report on protecting participants in human subjects research, on Dec. 15, 2011.

Ethically
IMPOSSIBLE

The Commission released its report on STD research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 on September 13, 2011.

New
DIRECTIONS

The Commission delivered its synthetic biology report to President Obama on Dec. 16, 2010.

Meet the
COMMISSION

Created by President Obama in 2009, the Commission is composed of experts in fields such as political science, engineering, advocacy, and ethics. 

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"As our nation invests in science and innovation and pursues advances in biomedical research and health care, it's imperative that we do so in a responsible manner."

—President Barack Obama

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