The blog of the 2009 – 2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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Welcome to the live blog for the fifteenth public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting in Washington, D.C. today, December 18, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET.

Today, the Bioethics Commission will continue its discussion of neuroscience and related ethical issues. As part of the new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative announced in April, President Obama has asked the Bioethics Commission to play a critical role in ensuring that neuroscientific investigational methods, technologies, and protocols are consistent with sound ethical principles and practices, both within the BRAIN Initiative and within neuroscience more broadly. The Bioethics Commission began its discussion and consideration of ethical issues related to neuroscience at the fourteenth public meeting, on August 18 and 19, 2013, in Philadelphia, P.A.

You can follow the proceedings of the Bioethics Commission’s meeting here at this blog, or on the live webcast at the Bioethics Commission’s website. All transcripts and webcasts will be archived and available following the meeting.

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This is a space for the members and staff of the 2009 -2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to communicate with the public about the work of the commission and to discuss important issues in bioethics.

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