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Table 1 Bioethical Issues in Brain Organoid Research

From: Media portrayal of ethical and social issues in brain organoid research

Type of Ethics Description Examples
Research (bioethics) Issues encompassing the responsible conduct of research and relationship. - Use of patient-derived tissues
- Protection of research subjects
Social Issues pertaining to the allocation of limited resources and the relationships of individuals and groups of people. - Giving false hope for families struggling with dementia.
- Setting priorities in research funding.
Philosophical Issues pertaining to understanding the nature of the human experience - Consciousness of brain organoids.
- Moral status of brain organoids