Image Credit: Collin Edington and Iris Lee, Koch Institute MIT
Human Brain Organoids: the Science, the Ethics
On 1 June 2018, the International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford co-hosted a symposium on human brain organoids. Neuroscientists, clinicians, lawyers and philosophers gathered to hear lectures given by Madeline Lancaster, Julian Savulescu, and INS President Hank Greely. The lectures were followed by invigorating discussion and debate on the science and the ethics associated with this new technology. You can find videos of the lectures below and an accompanying summary of the issues discussed on the INS website.
The event was chaired by Hannah Maslen, University of Oxford, and was organized jointly by the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford and the INS, with support from the European Dana Alliance for the Brain.Many thanks to those in attendance, our hosts, and everyone who helped make this event possible .