Integrating ethics and neuroscience research

Sunil K Pandya

Abstract

Mr. Barrack Obama, President, United States of America, has appointed a Commission consisting of eminent persons in the fields of medicine, science, ethics, religion, law and engineering to advise him on bioethical issues arising from advances in biology, medicine and related areas of science and technology. It is of interest that the Commission includes Dr. Raju Kucherlapati, geneticist at the Harvard Medical School, as a member. The research staff of the commission includes Maneesha Sakhuja. Ruqayyah Abdul-Karim, Rahul Nayak, Abbas Rattani and Abena Yeboa are included among the interns. Guest presenters to the Commission include Anjan Chatterjee (neurologist), Miyoung Chun (scientist), Ushma Neill (clinical investigator) and Pamela Sankar (ethicist).

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