Bioethics

BIO supports all avenues of research to investigate therapies for debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's.

We have used the biological processes of microorganisms for 6,000 years to make useful food products, such as bread and cheese, and to preserve dairy products.

Today, the biotechnology industry is enjoying more success and influence than ever before. Our industry’s innovations continue to improve the lives of people worldwide, and the advancement of these innovations is supported by the work of BIO.

Read this compelling story to understand some of the bioethical concerns biotechnology companies face in the modern world.

What happens in Washington influences biotechnology progress every bit as much as what happens on Wall Street or in the lab.

HHS Addresses Many of BIO's Concerns In Proposing Changes to the HIPAA Privacy Regulation

"Some History Should be Repeated," by Carl B. Feldbaum, Science, Feb. 8, 2002. An excerpt appears below.

November 20 2013
BIO welcomes the opportunity to provide the views of its members on facilitating access to genetic resources and traditional knowledge and the sharing of benefits from their use...
November 16 2011
Recent reports have raised concerns about how clinical trials are being performed in other countries, particularly in the developing world...
July 7 2009
 BIO thanks the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the opportunity to submit comments on the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking regarding conflict of interest in federally funded medical research, published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2009...
May 27 2009
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) thanks the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the opportunity to submit comments on the draft guidelines for human stem cell research, published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2009...
June 6 2007
As President & CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), I am writing to express BIO’s support for S. 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act...
November 17 2011
A timely and consistent regulatory process will ultimately result in medical treatments and cures for some of the most devastating and life-threatening diseases... 
December 16 2010
Research and development in synthetic biology is an evolution of biotechnology innovation that should be supported and encouraged by federal regulatory policies... 
September 29 2010
BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on action by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last night to stay the lower court’s injunction on federally funded embryonic stem cell research...
August 24 2010
BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood issued the following statement today regarding the injunction issued yesterday by a U.S. District Court prohibiting the use of federal funds to support embryonic stem cell research...
May 24 2010
Achievement of a milestone in creating synthetic life in the form of a self-replicating cell from synthesized DNA has focused attention on the field of synthetic biology...