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Bioethics commission to meet in February in San Francisco
Date:1/20/2012

his meeting the Commission will hear from Retta Beery, the mother of twins whose lives dramatically changed for the better after an improved diagnosis gained by whole genome sequencing.

The Commission expects to deliver a report on whole genome sequencing in Fall 2012.

Neuroethics:

Finally, the Commission has been interested in the challenges posed by advances in neuroscience.

The Commission's bioethical inquiry into this topic will likely focus on advances in neuroimaging and the implications for moral philosophy and for moral and legal responsibility.

During this meeting the Commission will also hear from prominent philosopher John Perry, Ph.D. of Stanford University and University of California, Riverside. Perry co-hosts the radio program "Philosophy Talk" heard worldwide.

This meeting is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. The Commission will do its best to accommodate requests to speak. Written comments will also be accepted and are especially welcome.


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Contact: Hillary Wicai Viers
202-233-3960
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Source:Eurekalert

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