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Federal bioethics commission, chaired by Penn prez, meets in Philly [LINKS]

"On Monday, the commission is closing the books on a year's work on 'incidental findings.' It will present its recommendations for what researchers or clinicians should do when they look for one thing and find another. What's the obligation to the patient, for instance? On Tuesday, the commission begins its work on the Obama administration's $100 million BRAIN Initiative—a major push announced in April."

Philadelphia bioethics meeting tackles implanted memories and other thorny issues [Newsworks] “On Monday, the commission is closing the books on a year’s work on ‘incidental findings.’ It will present its recommendations for what researchers or clinicians should do when they look for one thing and find another. What’s the obligation to the patient, for instance? On Tuesday, the commission begins its work on the Obama administration’s $100 million BRAIN Initiative—a major push announced in April.”

iSchool Duo Helps Startup Students on a Shoestring Conserve While They Learn [Drexel's blog] A profile on Abhiroop Das and Dias Gotama, the Drexel undergrads behind student startup organization nvigor.

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Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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