University of Oxford - Ethical nerve centre

July 3, 2008

The UK's first neuroethics centre will open at the University of Oxford following an award of more than £800,000 from the Wellcome Trust. The grant has been awarded to Julian Savulescu, a member of the philosophy faculty and director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. It will help support research in biomedical ethics as well as funding the establishment of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics. Professor Savulescu said: "Advances in imaging and manipulating the brain have raised ethical challenges, particularly about the moral limits of the use of such technology, leading to the new discipline of neuroethics."

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