Italian Committee for Bioethics, Rabbi Di Segni included among vice-presidents

By decree of the President of the Council of Ministers the new Italian Committee for Bioethics (Comitato Nazionale per la Bioetica – CNB’) was established last week. The committee, which address ethical dimensions and emerging problems of health sciences, life sciences, and health care, will be presided by Angelo Luigi Vescovi, a biologist, pharmacologist, and scientific director of the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza in San Giovanni Rotondo. The Rabbi of Rome and retired radiologist Riccardo Di Segni will be among the vice-presidents along with Mauro Ronco, a lawyer and emeritus professor of criminal law at the University of Padua, and Maria Luisa Di Pietro, director of the Center for research and study on procreative health at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
The Committee members are Luisella Battaglia, Carlo Antonio Barone, Raffaele Calabrò, Stefano Canestrari, Tonino Cantelmi, Cinzia Caporale, Giuseppe Casale, Lorenzo d’Avack, Antonio Da Re, Maria Grazia De Marinis, Luisa De Renzis, Alberto Gambino, Maria Pia Garavaglia, Silvio Garattini, Matilde Leonardi, Andrea Domenico, Maria Manazza, Domenico Menorello, Maurizio Mori, Assunta Morresi, Alessandro Nanni Costa, Claudia Navarini, Carlo Maria Petrini, Giovanna Razzano, Marcello Ricciuti, Giuliana Ruggieri, Luca Savarino, Lucetta Scaraffia, Stefano Semplici, and Grazia Zuffa.
“I express deep satisfaction with the establishment of the National Bioethics Committee” commented Prime Minister Meloni in a note released from Palazzo Chigi. “In the appointment of this important body – we read – account was taken of the criteria of ideal and professional pluralism, and of the inclusion of a wide variety of territories, experiences, and origins. The expected rotation of members, gender balance and representations of the medical, philosophical, legal, biotechnological, and religious areas have been ensured in the National Bioethics Committee”.