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Bioethics Information Resources

NLM® and NIH Electronic Resources

Search MEDLINE®/PubMed for journal citations concerning bioethics.

NLM Catalog
Search the NLM collection for books, serials, and other materials.


Genetics Home Reference™
Provides consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions. The site includes a Policy and Ethics section, covering public policy, legislation, and bioethics materials.

Provides authoritative consumer health information. Pertinent topics include:

    Advance Directives End of Life Issues Infertility Personal Medical Records
    Birth Control Genes and Gene Therapy Nutritional Support Prenatal Testing
    Birth Defects Genetic Counseling Organ Donation Psychotic Disorders
    Clinical Trials Genetic Testing Organ Transplantation Schizophrenia
    Cloning Health Fraud Patient Rights Stem Cells
    Depression Hospice Care Patient Safety Suicide

Bioethics Resources on the Web
NIH Web site on bioethics, including education, research involving human participants and animals, medical and health care ethics, and the implications of applied genetics and biotechnology.

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Resources


Additional Web Resources

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and the medical humanities.

Kennedy Institute of Ethics: Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University has a Bioethics Research Library which provides an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to healthcare, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.

The President's Council on Bioethics
"Advising the President on ethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology."

The Hastings Center
The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan research organization dedicated to bioethics and the public interest since 1969.

University of Minnesota EthicShare
EthicShare is a discovery and collaboration research website for ethics scholars and students.