Bioethics: Building trust
New developments in biomedical research raise new ethical issues and calls for rethinking old concepts and theories of human life. Bioethics is a multi-disciplinary endeavour. We reflect on issues in health care and science and our research provides updated knowledge for courses in neuroethics, bioethics and public health ethics.
One of the greatest challenges of modern science is understanding the human brain. We are part of the European Commission flagship initiative to simulate the human brain and will look at the social, ethical and philosophical implications of The Human Brain Project.
Another challenge offered by technology is how risk is communicated. We recently completed a six year international multi-disciplinary project on how to manage hand handle genetic risk information.