Stem Cell Ethics: Human Brain Organoids
The UCSD Stem Cell Program and the Institute for Practical Ethics invite you to explore the ethical questions of growing stem-cell-derived human brain organoids and how we as humans define conscious.
As the field advances, questions about what these tissues are capable of as they become more sophisticated are now being examined. Join in the stimulating discussion about this technology.
Presenting are some of the leading voices in philosophy and neuroscience who will cover topics concerning the different types of consciousness, what it means to be consciousness and when a brain organoid might be considered a sentient entity.