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Commentary on concerns over human biological enhancement in general and neurological enhancement in particular leading to loss of humanity. This piece acknowledges the concerns, but also suggests that suppression of these advances will not work. The many complex issues must be managed instead.

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The biotech revolution is leading to multiple prospects that our species will not only be physically, but neurologically enhanced, leading to profound ethical issues around who gets what, how much and when.


The commentary concedes that human enhancement is inevitable, but requires an informed public policy response taking into account the profound implications at many levels including who gets what, how much, and when.

Dr. Timothy Emmett Dolan

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This page is a summary of: Enhancement: A Pragmatic View, AJOB Neuroscience, March 2011, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/21507740.2011.559930.
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