Emerging ethical issues in neuroscience

  title={Emerging ethical issues in neuroscience},
  author={Martha J. Farah},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  • M. Farah
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Psychology
  • Nature Neuroscience
There is growing public awareness of the ethical issues raised by progress in many areas of neuroscience. This commentary reviews the issues, which are triaged in terms of their novelty and their imminence, with an exploration of the relevant ethical principles in each case. 

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