Deep Brain Stimulation

August 14, 2019

DBS is an incredibly promising intervention for intractable neurological and psychiatric illness. What are the risks?

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If someone is going to revolutionize what it means to be human, do we want it to be a tech titan?

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In January 2018, while chaperoning my daughter’s school ice-skating trip, a sturdy third-grade boy lost control and came sliding into me from behind on his knees. He was just the right-size projectile to undercut my skates and send me flying backward on the ice, where I landed on my head

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Jonathan Moreno writes, “Over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed an apparent reluctance among the U.S. government agencies that fund neuroscience to be associated with projects that explicitly describe work on the nature of consciousness…”

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“The issue in the medical community is that by calling it ‘adoption,’ we give too much personhood to the embryo,” said Kimberly Tyson, the marketing and program director at Snowflake Embryo Adoption in Loveland, Colo

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A legal case involving a famous solitary elephant poses a fundamental question about animals’ rights

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The US Department of Health and Human Services is vigorously contesting a report, published by The Washington Post, that it has decided to cancel a $2-million-a-year contract that funds work using human fetal tissue to develop mice with humanlike immune systems for testing drugs against HIV

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Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system

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