Brain Stimulation: Research Ethics in the News

With deep brain stimulation, experts want to tread carefully.  Andreas von Bubnoff. Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2009.

Deep brain stimulation research also raises ethical questions, such as how to make sure patients who may have diminished capacity to consent understand the risks and benefits of participating in the trials. In 2007, researchers met to discuss such issues. Recommendations will be published in an upcoming paper.

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