The GLP is committed to full transparency. Download and review our Annual Report.

The ethics of ‘mini human brains’

| September 4, 2013

You’ve probably already heard about the miniature ‘human brain’ grown in laboratory.

It’s not hard to see why these little blobs have attracted a lot of media attention. It’s a remarkable technique, although growing brain cells in culture is not new. Such ‘brains in a dish’ have been around for some time.

What’s new here is that these organoids grew in 3D, and – all by themselves – started to differentiate into rudimentary brain regions. Incredible. But is it ethical?

Read the full, original story here: The Ethics of ‘Mini Human Brains’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Click the link above to read the full, original article.
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.

Send this to a friend