New Republic on "Beyond Therapy"

While we are on the subject of the President's Council on Bioethics, here is a long review and commentary on "Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness" from the New Republic. The tone is carefully neutral on technology and better medicine (and of course in favor of government regulation), but it does make the underlying Council agendas clear. The Council members are pro-death, anti-research and in favor of using legislation to block access to and development of therapies that will extend the healthy human lifespan. This, sadly, is a reflection of the position of the current US administration.

Link: http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040126&s=easterbrook012604

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