The chief rabbi of Rome Riccardo Di Segni has been confirmed as vice-president of the National Committee for Bio-Ethics of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (Italy).
The rabbi is also a radiologist and directed the radiology department of the San Giovanni Hospital in Rome.
The Committee has 26 members that are renewed every four years.
The goal of the body is to express qualified opinions and solutions on issues related to ethics and law as technological and scientific progress create them. The advice of the Committee can be used to draft legislation on these matters as well.