Human Brain Organoids: the Science, the Ethics
Prof Madeline Lancaster; Prof Hank Greely; Prof Julian Savulescu
Friday, 01 June 2018, 3.30pm to 7pm
Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD
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Human brain organoids, miniature 'brain structures' can be generated from stem cells. These have the capacity to produce new, complex and developing neuronal tissue and have the potential to provide neuroscientists with a different and maybe more useful model of parts of a functioning human brain than has ever before been possible.
Join us to find out more about how human brain organoids are being used in research, now and in the future. Contribute to discussions on the scientific, ethical and legal challenges that scientists and society must confront.
- Hank Greely, Stanford University (USA)
- Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford (UK)
- Madeline Lancaster, University of Cambridge (UK)
Venue: Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD
Tickets to this event are free but registration is required.
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The event will be chaired by Hannah Maslen, University of Oxford (UK), and is organized jointly by the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford and the International Neuroethics Society, with support from the European Dana Alliance for the Brain.
Image Credit: Collin Edington and Iris Lee, Koch Institute MIT