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The Irish Council for Bioethics

An Unaffordable Luxury?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 May 2012


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43. While proofs of this paper were being reviewed, it was reported that a new bioethics advisory group is being set up under the auspices of the Department of Health. The membership and independence of the proposed body is currently unclear.