CHAIR GUTMANN: Welcome, everybody. I think we're all here. Several of our members could not attend this meeting and maybe are listening, but welcome, everybody, to our Bioethics Commission meeting.
I'm Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. On behalf of myself and our Vice Chairman, Jim Wagner, who is the President of Emory University, I would like to welcome you to our 16th meeting.
DR. GUTMANN: I'm going to get started. Welcome back, everyone.
DR. WAGNER: You know, we're waiting for Dan. But I think since, what I am essentially doing in the beginning of this is reading into the record the introductions of our speakers, Dan has seen this in the briefing material. So why don't we go ahead.
DR. WAGNER: Commissions seated, I believe our three panelists are ready to go.
DR. GUTMANN: Great.
DR. GUTMANN: Good morning, everybody. If I could ask everyone to take his or her seat.
I'm Amy Gutmann, I'm President of the University of Pennsylvania and I'm chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. I welcome you all and Happy Holidays to everybody, too.
DR. GUTMANN: Welcome everybody. It is my great pleasure to welcome members o the Commission and the Commission's staff to the University of Pennsylvania. This is the second meeting we've had here, and this is the first meeting, however, we had in the Smilow Center because when this Commission began several years ago the Smilow Center didn't exist.
And it not only exists, but it is fully occupied, and it is occupied with work that is obviously relevant to the subject of our Commission.
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