About the Commission

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) is an advisory panel of the nation’s leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. The Bioethics Commission advises the President on bioethical issues arising from advances in biomedicine and related areas of science and technology. The Bioethics Commission seeks to identify and promote policies and practices that ensure scientific research, health care delivery, and technological innovation are conducted in a socially and ethically responsible manner.

Group photo of Commission members

Bioethics Commission 
April 2013

Back row: Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D., COL Nelson Michael, M.D., Ph.D., Nita A. Farahany, J.D., Ph.D., Daniel Sulmasy, M.D., Ph.D., John D. Arras, Ph.D., Anita L. Allen, J.D., Ph.D., Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D.

Front row:  Stephen L. Hauser, M.D.,  Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., James W. Wagner, Ph.D., Barbara F. Atkinson, M.D.