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Live from Washington

Welcome to the live blog for the eighteenth public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting in Washington, D.C. today, August 20, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET.

At this meeting, the Bioethics Commission will continue its review of the ethical issues associated with neuroscience research and the application of neuroscience research findings, in response to President Obama’s request.

Issues to be discussed include:

  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Direct-to-consumer neurotechnology
  • Clinical innovation through neuroscience research
  • Capacity to consent to research

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

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.