Stem Cell Ethics: Human Brain Organoids

The UC San Diego Stem Cell Program and the Institute for Practical Ethics explore the ethical questions of growing stem-cell-derived human brain organoids and how we as humans define consciousness. As the technology advances, new questions arise about what these tissues are capable of as they become more sophisticated.

Some of the leading voices in philosophy and neuroscience explore topics concerning the different types of consciousness, what it means to be conscious and when a brain organoid might be considered a sentient entity.

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