ANEC member and Emory Center for Ethics Director Paul Root Wolpe will be testifying to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues on December 18, 2013 in Washington D.C.
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The Presidential Commission will be discussing broad ethical challenges that may arise for human and animal participants in neuroscience research, and also the ethical and societal implications of potential findings related to work funded by the BRAIN Initiative. The BRAIN Initiative is a $110 million endowed project, receiving support from DARPA, NIH, NSF, and private sector partners toward Brain Research And Innovative Neurotechnologies. The commission will meet over the period of 18 months to form a formal recommendation for the President. Dr. Wolpe will discuss ethical challenges such as cognitive privacy, and strategies to train scientists in neuroethics.