Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives

  title={Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives},
  author={Karen S. Rommelfanger and Sung‐Jin Jeong and Arisa Ema and Tamami Fukushi and Kiyoto Kasai and Khara M. Ramos and Arleen Salles and Ilina Singh and Jordan P. Amadio and Guo-Qiang Bi and Paul Boshears and Adrian Carter and Anna Devor and Kenji Doya and Hermann Garden and Judy Illes and L. Syd M Johnson and Lyric A. Jorgenson and Bang Ook Jun and Inyoung Lee and Patricia T. Michie and Tsuyoshi Miyakawa and Eisuke Nakazawa and Osamu Sakura and Hagop Sarkissian and Laura Specker Sullivan and Stepheni Uh and David E. Winickoff and Paul Root Wolpe and Kevin Chien-Chang Wu and Akira Yasamura and Jialin C. Zheng},

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