Asst. Prof. Nicholas Evan has received a $209,749 grant from an independent bioethics institute, The Greenwall Foundation, to research ethics of biomedical enhancement on soldiers. His research titled, “The Ethics of Warfighter Enhancement Research”, will try to dissect the ethical framework being deliberated by the Department of Defense over implications of a possible imprint of a brain chip or use of drugs and its impact on the person’s military and civilian life. One of the foundations of military ethics is that soldiers have the freedom to object to unethical and illegal orders that they are given. Prof. Evans will look at the role of “dual-use” research where he will combine studies on technologies and treatments with both civilian medical and military enhancement applications.
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