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Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Public Engagement Past and Present: From Gopher to Website

February 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE) by President Clinton in 1994. To make its work publicly accessible ACHRE created a “gopher,” what we now call a website, the first of its kind for a bioethics commission. Tasked with reviewing the ethical and scientific […]

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Anticipating and Communicating Through Education

Since its inception, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) has repeatedly recommended that ethics education be widely available at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. In Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the Clinical, Research, and Direct-to-Consumer Contexts, the Bioethics Commission made the broad recommendation […]

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Educación Ética: La Guía de Estudio para “Éticamente Imposible” Investigación sobre ETS en Guatemala de 1946 a 1948.

La Comisión Presidencial para el Estudio de Cuestiones Bioéticas se complace a publicar la traducción en español de la Guía de Estudio para “Éticamente Imposible” Investigación sobre ETS en Guatemala de 1946 a 1948. En lo que actualmente se reconoce como un infame episodio en la historia de la ética de investigación, el Servicio de […]

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Informed Consent in the Bioethics Commission’s Work

The bioethical principle of respect for persons has played a central role in the deliberations and work of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission), especially in its recent report, Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the Clinical, Research, and Direct-to-Consumer Contexts. The principle of respect […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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; […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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