S. Matthew Liao is a clinical associate professor of bioethics at NYU. He has written extensively on the ethics of enhancement and the rights of children to be loved. In 2007, Liao founded the group blog Ethics Etc., a forum for discussing contemporary philosophical issues. Liao graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and received his D. Phil from Oxford University.
Dr. Liao was featured in our "Month of Thinking Dangerously" series, contributing the dangerous idea that we should be allowed to use drugs and technology to erase traumatic memories—much in the way that was depicted in the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."
Soon, neuroscientists will be able to use drugs to selectively erase traumatic memories from the brain. NYU bioethicist Matthew Liao thinks we should have the right to modify memories to […]