Thursday, July 11, 2002

US President's Council on Bioethics

Today, the US President's Council on Bioethics held a symposium about genetic enhancement and sport. Perhaps not your usual forum for this kind of debate, though the Council has tended to spend time on issues that are not typically considered to be healthcare priorities for the US. In response, if one accepts that doping in sport is a public health concern - given that it can have implications for youth sport and drug use - then the Council might actually be heading up an important, new priority. The transcript of this meeting is online at: