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Science and Morality

Science and Morality

Can neuroscience lead us to a way to tune up our morality? Dr. James Hughes, executive director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, takes on this topic in the Washington Post.

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 A bright future for neuroethics

A bright future for neuroethics

Neuroethics looks like the place to be for up-and-coming bioethicists after President Obama’s state of the union address. He specifically mentioned neuroscience as the Next Big Thing in American science: “Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy — every dollar,” he said. “Today our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s. They’re developing drugs to regenerate damaged organs, devising new materials to make batteries 10 times more powerful. Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation.”

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More Questions Than Answers at the Neuroethics Meeting

More Questions Than Answers at the Neuroethics Meeting

George Mason University was represented at the 2014 International Neuroethics meeting at the AAAS in Washington DC .