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02/13/2020

Cutting-edge science requires cutting-edge ethics

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“Cutting-edge science requires cutting-edge ethics” may have been the neuroethics quote of the year. In November, Forbes published an article on the BRAIN Initiative’s efforts to integrate neuroethical guidelines with human neural device research. The article describes a review paper in which bioethics experts outlined three main areas of ethical challenges in human research with neural devices: analysis of risk, informed consent, and posttrial responsibilities to participants. Looking ahead, advances in neurotechnology will continue to be entwined with neuroethical considerations, making these guidelines important resources for those involved in human research.

“Cutting-edge science requires cutting-edge ethics” may have been the neuroethics quote of the year. In November, Forbes published an article on the BRAIN Initiative’s efforts to integrate neuroethical guidelines with human neural device research. The article describes a review paper in which bioethics experts outlined three main areas of ethical challenges in human research with neural devices: analysis of risk, informed consent, and posttrial responsibilities to participants. Looking ahead, advances in neurotechnology will continue to be entwined with neuroethical considerations, making these guidelines important resources for those involved in human research.