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The contribution of neuroethics to international brain research initiatives


Neuroethics research can contribute a level of conceptual clarity to international brain research initiatives that is essential for their ethics management as well as for the interpretations, applications and management of their emerging neuroscientific findings.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 720270 (Human Brain Project (HBP) SGA1). The author thanks J.-P. Changeux, M. Farisco and A. Salles for their contributions to this Comment, and K. Ramos, US National Institutes of Health (NIH), for editing the information on the US BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative.

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Evers, K. The contribution of neuroethics to international brain research initiatives. Nat Rev Neurosci 18, 1–2 (2017).

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