Sep 4, 2018

Lab-grown brain bits open windows to the mind — and a maze of ethical dilemmas

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At the moment, minibrains are far from anything approaching moral personhood in a dish, and the technology may never come close. But the rapid pace of progress on organoids has led scientists and ethicists to call for a public ethical discussion that can move in tandem with the research.

Human ‘minibrains’ are far from conscious, but scientists say it’s time to talk about ethics.

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