Presidents of Penn and Emory Will Lead Obama’s New Bioethics Panel

President Obama signed an executive order today to create a Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and named two university leaders to guide it: Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, as chair, and James W. Wagner, president of Emory University, as vice chair. The panel will advise the president on bioethical issues related to national polices on science and technology.

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