Statement in support for “Ethics Guidelines for Human Biomedical Research”

We, the Humanist Society (Singapore), a registered society representing the non-religious in Singapore, would like to express our support for the draft “Ethics Guidelines for Human Biomedical Research”.

We believe that research is vital to understanding nature and holds great potential for extending human lifespans and improving quality of life. In particular, we agree with the committee’s stand that stem cell research should not be prohibited, but instead regulated with guidelines based on our current understanding of Science.

Yours sincerely,
Humanist Society (Singapore)
Guided by reason, informed by evidence, driven by compassion.
(Sent 13th August 2012)

Update: The Secretariat of the Bioethics Advisory Committee has replied to our email and appreciates our support.