Hot Off the Presses: The Neuroethics Blog Reader and Issue 8.4
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The second edition of The Neuroethics Blog reader features the most popular posts on the site, with topics ranging from human knowledge and its enhancement to mental illness to gut feminism. The reader includes posts from luminaries in neuroethics, scientific pioneers, undergraduates, graduate students, and established scholars from both within and outside the field of neuroethics. The Neuroethics Blog, now in its 6th year of creating weekly publications, is pleased to present this reader to you and would like to thank our amazing blog editorial team: Sunidhi Ramesh (Volume Editor of this reader and Assistant Managing Editor), Carlie Hoffman (Managing Editor), Nathan Ahlgrim, Kristie Garza, and Jonah Queen (Supporting Editors and blog contributors). Please find the reader below.
Whether or not we find them to be morally unsupportable, or we anticipate that head transplants will not be viable procedures in the future, the fact of the matter is that head transplant technology is being developed and practiced right now. And this body of research is happening in China.”
Issue 8.4 also contains numerous open peer commentaries that generate a rousing discussion of the ethics of head transplantation. We would like to thank Karen Rommelfanger for coordinating this special issue and Paul F. Boshears for his contribution to the issue. Keep an eye out for the official publication of Issue 8.4 in the coming weeks.