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Why growing human brain tissue in a dish is an ethical minefield

作者:白篌珩    发布时间:2017-09-25 02:00:46    

Andrew Brookes/Getty By Alex Pearlman The ability of neuroscientists to create, grow and use human brain tissue in the lab is moving fast. So fast in fact that the journal Nature this week published a commentary signed by 17 neuroscientists, biologists and ethicists calling for an ethical framework for this endeavour. The authors outline the three variants of such brain tissue: organoids, known as 3D “mini-brains” or “brain balls”, which are structures grown in the lab from pluripotent stem cells; ex vivo brain tissues,

 

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