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Posted on November 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Welcome to the live blog of the nineteenth public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting in Salt Lake City today, November 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT, and tomorrow, November 6, from 9 a.m. to noon MT.

During this meeting, the Bioethics Commission will continue its review of the ethical issues associated with neuroscience research and the application of neuroscience research findings, as requested by President Obama. This morning, the Bioethics Commission will hear from two speakers who will address the ethical responsibilities of companies that market neuroscience products directly to consumers: Serena Viswanathan, J.D., of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission; and Margaret Eaton, Pharm.D., J.D., of Stanford University.

The Bioethics Commission will spend the remainder of the day deliberating its recommendations to the President.

You can follow the proceedings of the Bioethics Commission’s meeting here at this blog, and on the live webcast. The webcast and transcripts from the meeting will be archived and available following the meeting at

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