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Bioethics Council Rejects Govt Duplication Claim

Monday, 16 March 2009, 12:51 pm | Bioethics Council

It is with regret that Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council announces it has been disestablished by the Government. Since its inception in 2002, the Council has issued major reports on Pre-Birth Testing, Animal-to-Human Transplantation, and the Use ... More >>

Council Awarded For Pre-Birth Testing Project

Monday, 1 September 2008, 11:20 am | Bioethics Council

Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council is delighted that its pre-birth testing project has been given special recognition for Project of the Year at the International Association for Public Participation Core Values Awards in Scotland last week. More >>

Who gets born?

Thursday, 19 June 2008, 9:56 am | Bioethics Council

Pregnancy tests, blood tests and ultrasounds are routinely offered to expectant mothers as part of their programme of pre-natal care. More >>

Framing the discussion on Pre-Birth Testing

Wednesday, 1 August 2007, 11:28 am | Bioethics Council

Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council has begun a new and innovative form of public engagement in its latest project on pre-birth testing. The process involves members of the public framing the approaches to a policy issue which reflect what the public ... More >>

Submissions invited on the use of Gametes

Monday, 18 December 2006, 9:25 am | Bioethics Council

Members of the public are invited to make submissions on the use of gametes and human embryos in reproductive research to the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART), who will be providing the Minister of Health with an advisory ... More >>

Bioethics Council welcomes new members

Friday, 15 December 2006, 3:59 pm | Bioethics Council

MEDIA RELEASE 04 December 2006 Bioethics Council welcomes new members Toi te Taiao– the Bioethics Council has welcomed four new members at its December meeting in Wellington. Joining the Council are Rosemary Du Plessis, Dr Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop, Dr Marie ... More >>

Public urged to keep talking about Human Embryos

Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 2:56 pm | Bioethics Council

The public is urged to keep talking about the implications of using human embryos for research, after a public seminar in Wellington raised a wide range of opinions on the matter. More >>

Strong speakers assembled for “Talking Embryos”

Friday, 15 September 2006, 11:38 am | Bioethics Council

Friday 15 September 2006 Strong speakers assembled for “Talking Embryos” A strong list of speakers has been assembled to address a public meeting in Wellingtonon the issues of using Human Embryos for research in New Zealand. The seminar, “Talking ... More >>

One week till end of Xenotransplantation dialogue

Thursday, 12 May 2005, 12:49 am | Bioethics Council

New Zealand now has only one week left to have a say on xenotransplantation – animal-to-human transplantation – as the online forum and written submissions process of the Bioethics Council’s public dialogue comes to a close on 20 May 2005. More >>

People with Diabetes Consider Xenotransplantation

Monday, 9 May 2005, 9:38 am | Bioethics Council

If xenotransplantation - animal-to-human transplantation - were to offer a person with Type one diabetes a life without insulin dependency - would that make it OK? More >>

Xenotransplantation – Round One Dialogue Complete

Friday, 15 April 2005, 1:58 pm | Bioethics Council

Consideration of xenotransplantation – animal-to-human transplantation - has sparked significant public interest says Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council which has just successfully completed the first round of public dialogue meetings in Auckland, Hamilton, ... More >>

Should Animal Transplants be used in Humans?

Tuesday, 1 February 2005, 10:51 am | Bioethics Council

Should animal transplants be used in humans? This is the question the government-appointed Bioethics Council is asking the public of New Zealand to consider. More >>

Bioethics Council Concludes Human Gene Dialogue

Tuesday, 1 June 2004, 8:38 am | Bioethics Council

The Bioethics Council has just concluded a successful two day meeting at which it considered the results of its recently completed dialogue on Human Genes in Other Organisms. More >>

Nelson: community conference on biotechnology

Wednesday, 25 February 2004, 8:47 am | Bioethics Council

Nelson has been chosen as one of two places where the Bioethics Council will hold community conferences to explore people’s views on the use of human genes in other organisms. More >>

Biotechnology too important to leave to experts

Friday, 13 February 2004, 12:02 am | Bioethics Council

Decisions about biotechnology are too important to be left solely to government, business or science. Sir Paul Reeves, Chair of Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council said today. More >>

No survey on ''human genes''

Thursday, 29 January 2004, 7:37 am | Bioethics Council

The Bioethics Council has not conducted any surveys on use of human genes in other organisms, Council Chair Sir Paul Reeves said today. More >>

Public needs ongoing dialogue on HART

Thursday, 18 September 2003, 8:25 am | Bioethics Council

Human assisted reproductive technology issues will require ongoing public debate Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council told the Health Select Committee hearing into the Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) on the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology ... More >>

Bioethics Cl Seeks Strengthening Organisms Bill

Thursday, 26 June 2003, 4:37 pm | Bioethics Council

The Bioethics Council’s submission to the Education and Science Select Committee on the New Organisms and Other Matters (NOOM) Bill has sought changes to improve the consideration of ethical, cultural and spiritual concerns. More >>