Novel neurotechnologies: intervening in the brain
Technologies that intervene in the brain offer the potential to help those with conditions that affect the brain, such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, chronic pain and severe depression.
This report looks at the possible benefits and unintended consequences of intervening in the brain, and sets out an ethical framework to guide the practices of those involved in development, regulation, use and promotion of novel neurotechnologies.
Donor conception: ethical aspects of information sharing
This report considers the interests of people affected by donor conception – donor-conceived people, parents, donors, and all their wider family and social networks – and makes recommendations about what can be done to support, encourage and empower those making decisions about the sharing of information.
Novel techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders: an ethical review
Mitochondrial DNA disorders are incurable genetic disorders that can cause severely debilitating symptoms and can be fatal in early childhood.
New techniques that could prevent the transmission of these disorders are being researched, but are not yet used in treatment. This report explores the ethical issues relevant to the possible use of such treatments in future.
- 17 February 2016Mitochondrial replacement techniques – US-style
- 26 August 2015Prepare to be Enhanced
- 27 March 2015With the brain in mind.....
- 20 February 2015Global bioethics: the next twenty years
- 4 February 2015After the vote was over, after the count was done….
- 2 February 2015A small but life affirming step
- 9 January 2014Registering the importance of sharing outcomes of brain stimulation
- 20 August 2013Neurodevices that collect information: let’s not get distracted by mind-reading
- 2 July 2013Brain stimulation: proceed with care, whatever the purpose
- 19 March 2013More on mitochondria
- 14 January 2013What’s coming up for the Council in 2013?
- 14 November 2012The great mitochondria debate