Brains & Bourbon Ep14 Law & Neuroscience

This week on Brains & Bourbon, we chat with Hank Greely about the ethics and laws of neuroscience. Topics include the legal and ethical concerns of personal genomics (such as 23 and Me), using fMRI as a complimentary tool for lie detection, establishing justice in cases of mental or psychiatric instability, bringing back extinct animals, and more!

Hank Greely is a Professor of Law at Stanford University, and serves as the chair of the California Advisory Committee on Human Stem Cell Research, director of the Stanford Law School’s Center for Law and the Biosciences as well as the new Stanford Program In Neuroscience and Society, or “SPINS.”

Here is a video of the Tasmanian Tiger, Aka, the Thylacine that we discussed in the interview: