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What is Bioethics?

Bioethics is both a field of intellectual inquiry and a professional practice that examines moral questions at the intersection of biology, medicine, law, public health, policy, and ethics - all broadly construed.

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Jim Childress, PhD

(Religious Studies) has served on numerous national and international ethics bodies.

John Arras, PhD

(Philosophy) was recently appointed to President Obama's Commission for the Study of Bioethical...

Ruth Gaare Bernheim, JD, MPH

Serves on the Ethics Sub-committee of the Advisory Committee to the Director,...