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Examining Models for Integrating Ethics and Neuroscience Research

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) this morning started the second day of its 16th public meeting by calling on four speakers to share their thoughts on strategies for integrating ethics into neuroscience. The speakers included Pamela Sankar, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy […]

Discussion Highlights on Neuroscience and Related Ethical Issues

In a roundtable discussion to conclude day one of Meeting 16, Members of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) and today’s invited speakers further deliberated ways to integrate ethics early into neuroscience research, as part of the Commission’s charge from President Obama “Just as you wouldn’t want students to be […]

Addressing the Scientific “Hype Pipeline:” Communicating Neuroscience Accurately

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) picked up its discussion of ethical issues related to neuroscience early in the afternoon by inviting four speakers to offer insights on the ethics of neuroscience communication. The speakers included Ushma Neill, Ph.D., Editor at Large of the Journal of Clinical Investigation; Stephen Ward, […]

Professional Ethics and Professionalism in Neuroscience

Late this morning, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) invited three speakers to provide their insights on the importance of professional ethics and professionalism in neuroscience research. The speakers included Nicholas Steneck, Ph.D., Director of the Research Ethics and Integrity Program of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research; […]

Morning Sessions: Commission Discusses Possibility of a Neuroscience Report Part I

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) today discussed the possibility of issuing a preliminary report on the Commission’s discussion of integrating ethics early into neuroscience research. Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., President of the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Bioethics Commission, said that a preliminary report would allow the Commission […]

Commission Set to Focus on Integration of Ethics into Neuroscience Research

Today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) continued its ongoing work to review ethical issues associated with neuroscience research. The Bioethics Commission is responding to President Obama’s request last summer to “identify proactively a set of core ethical standards — both to guide neuroscience research and to address some of […]

Live from Washington, D.C.

Welcome to the live blog for the sixteenth public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting in Washington, D.C. today, February 10, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET and tomorrow, February 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At this meeting, […]

Discussion Highlights on Neuroscience and Related Ethical Issues

In a roundtable discussion, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) today discussed the ethical issues related to neuroscience research, as a part of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. Discussion highlights included: “Neuroscience and brain studies in particular bring us closer to the question of who […]

Laying an Ethical Foundation for the BRAIN Initiative

In the final session of today’s meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission), Commission members heard from Deborah Johnson, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, of the Science, Technology, and Society Program in the Department of Engineering and Society at the University of […]

Ethical Challenges Facing New Neuroscience Technologies

Today’s meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) discussed the bioethical issues related to current and new neuroscience-related technologies, as part of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative review requested of the Bioethics Commission by President Obama in April. During the meeting, the Commission Members […]

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