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Bioethics Commission, Live from Washington, D.C.

We are live and blogging in Washington D.C. for the 20th public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting today, February 5, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, and tomorrow, February 6, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. ET.

At this meeting, the Bioethics Commission will continue considering the implications of a public health emergency response, with a focus on the current Ebola epidemic, a topic first discussed at the Commission’s Nov. 2014 public meeting. Tomorrow, members will resume consideration of ethical issues associated with neuroscience research and the application of neuroscience findings, as requested by President Obama. They also will discuss recommendations associated with the Ebola response.

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

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