The NZ Bioethics Council (Toi te Taiao) has just launched an awareness programme about the use of human embryos in research. Discussion material is available for download and by post, as well as online discussion at their web site. This awareness campaign is timed to coincide with the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) advising the Minister of Health about embryo research. (You can find their discussion papers and make a submission direct to ACART throught their website.)
Bioethics Council links:
- Human Embryos in Research [Bioethics Council]
- Online discussion forum (15 August to 30 September 2006)
- The Cultural, Ethical and Spiritual Aspects of Using Human Embryos for Research [Bioethics Council] – Discussion brochure in English and Maori (HTML and PDF versions).
- Human Embryos for Research â€“ itâ€™s time to talk [Bioethics Council]
- Martin Wilkinson, Acting Chair of the Bioethics Council, interviewed on human embryos for research (Windows Media Audio – 11 minutes) by Kathryn Ryan, Tuesday 25 July 2006, Nine to Noon, National Radio. (Probably only available for the next few weeks)
Human embryos for research dialogue events:
- A radio programme discussing the issue of human embryos for research, on Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw, National Radio, Sunday 6 August. (Online audio available through Radio NZ).
- Seminar on human embryos for research in Wellington on 25 September hosted by the Bioethics Council and ACART.