Next Bioethics Commission Meeting Exlpores Applications of Neuroscience

The next meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Biomedical Issues is in Washington on next Wednesday, August 20.  The agenda is now available, and the meeting will be webcast via a link on the meetings page of the website.

The focus of this one day meeting is on neuroscience.  Panels will focus on cognitive enhancements, direct-to-consumer neurotechnology and neuroscience research.  As I speculated in May, these topics are part of the second volume of the Commission’s report on the brain.  Perhaps the Commission will hint at when Volume 2 will be ready (I’d guess by the end of the year.)

Public comments will be accepted before the meeting.  Email the commission at info at bioethics dot gov.

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