New Bioethics Panel Under Consideration
Science. 1983 Oct 7; 222(4619): 34-35.
Proposals for a bioethics panel to replace the defunct President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research have been made in the Senate by Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Jeremiah Denton (R-Ala.). Denton favors a panel within the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), while Kennedy favors sponsorship by the Institute of Medicine. Congress may find the OTA suggestion more attractive because of greater congressional control over the panel's agenda and recommendations. (KIE abstract)