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White House urged to reinstate high-level bioethics commission


National academies say commission, discontinued under Donald Trump, is needed across swathe of policy areas

The United States government has been urged to reinstate presidential-level bioethics advisers to help shape policy on areas from artificial intelligence to climate change and pandemics.

Since 1974, the US has had five bioethics commissions, whose reports have laid the groundwork on areas such as the oversight of research with human participants and ethical use of banked human biological samples.

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