American Medical Association: Council on Ethics

American Academy of Pediatrics
Ethical Issues With Genetic Testing in Pediatrics (RE9924)
Committee on Bioethics Policy Statement

American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
“Where multidisciplinary education improves practices.” Non-profit educational and research organization devoted to health law, medicine, bioethics & patient care. Offers peer-reviewed journals and conferences on emerging topics in law and medicine. Largely focused on issues of pain. The American Journal of Bioethics
Daily bioethical news. Great news source for professionals but accessible for anybody interested. Often the news pertains to the federal governments involvement in issues such as stem cell research.

The Center for Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy
Duke University

Center for the Study of Society and Medicine
Columbia University

Center for Genetics and Society

Ethical Legal Social Implications – Human Genome
Genetics Education Center
University of Kansas Medical Center

Ethical Legal and Social Issues – Human Genome Project Information
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Midwest Bioethics Center
Offers workshops and educational programs for professionals and laypeople. Deals mostly with end-of-life issues. Offers “Compassion Sabbath,” an interfaith initiative to help clergy and congregations minister to seriously ill and dying people.

The Park Ridge Center: For the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics
Located in the Chicagoland area, The Park Ridge Center explores and enhances the interaction of health, faith, and ethics through research, education and consultation to improve the lives of individuals and communities. The Center is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization affiliated with Advocate Health Care. Targeted mainly to health care professionals.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R;)
National nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the medical and legal professions, industry and the public about the ethical, legal, and policy dimensions of medicine and research. Contains information on reproductive and other technologies and their effects on patient care; healthcare ethics committees; scientific integrity and conflicts of interest; and the general range of questions surrounding academic/industrial relations. Targeted to a professional audience.

Science & Spirit
“Connecting Science, Religion, and Life,” this site has great listings of bioethical, religious, and scientific conferences and links. Focuses on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and general spiritual approaches to science. Conferences include titles such as: “Genetics & Ethics in the 21st Century: Commercializing the Genome: Patents, Access and Cures;” “Bringing Soul to the New Economy: Innovations in Investing, Philanthropy, and Venture Capital;” “Love and the Care of the Patient: A Protestant/Jewish Dialogue.”

University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics
Mission is to advance knowledge concerning ethical issues in healthcare and the life sciences by conducting interdisciplinary research, offering educational programs and assisting in formulating public policy. Holds conferences on many things including: historical and future issues in medical ethics, ethics in different cultures, and has a section on research containing issues in genetics and genetic testing.