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Cell. 2016 Nov 3;167(4):882-885. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.10.029.

On the Necessity of Ethical Guidelines for Novel Neurotechnologies.

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1
Department of Philosophy, and Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. Electronic address: sgoering@uw.edu.
2
Neurotechnology Center, Kavli Institute of Brain Science, Department of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA. Electronic address: rmy5@columbia.edu.

Abstract

Because novel neurotechnologies may alter human identity and society in profound ways, we advocate for the early integration of ethics into neurotechnology. We recommend developing and adopting a set of guidelines, like the Belmont Report on human subject research, as a framework for development and use of brain-related technologies.

PMID:
27814514
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2016.10.029
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