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As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise

Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.

Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.

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New Federal Policy for Human Research Subjects Delayed
New Federal Policy for Human Research Subjects Delayed
Diana Kwon | Jan 23, 2018
Both higher education and industry associations were advocating for a later implementation date for the Common Rule, which governs human studies.
Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma
Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma
Timothy Caulfield | Jul 25, 2017
Is the deep uncertainty surrounding fundamental legal and ethical norms putting biobanks in a precarious position? 
Google’s DeepMind, UK’s NHS Criticized for Sharing Data
Google’s DeepMind, UK’s NHS Criticized for Sharing Data
Diana Kwon | Jul 6, 2017
Two reports raise concerns about privacy and proper consent during a controversial data-sharing agreement, but find that only the National Health Service broke the law.
Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation
Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation
Kerry Grens | Feb 16, 2017
Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.
Oprah to Star in Henrietta Lacks Movie
Oprah to Star in Henrietta Lacks Movie
Tanya Lewis | May 3, 2016
She will also be an executive producer on the HBO Films project, which is based on a 2010 book about the life of Henrietta Lacks.
Swedish Research Council: Macchiarini, Karolinska Skipped Ethical Review
Swedish Research Council: Macchiarini, Karolinska Skipped Ethical Review
Bob Grant | May 3, 2016
The federal agency publishes a brief note alleging another ethical breach by former Karolinska Institute researcher Paolo Macchiarini.
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Ajai Raj | Aug 17, 2015
Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.
Nordic Gene Study Requires Consent
Nordic Gene Study Requires Consent
Kate Yandell | Jun 24, 2013
A company has been ordered to stop estimating Icelanders’ genotypes and linking them to hospital records.
Leaders of Infant Trial Will Not Yet Face Sanctions
Leaders of Infant Trial Will Not Yet Face Sanctions
Bob Grant | Jun 10, 2013
US watchdog suspends plans to discipline researchers who failed to disclose the full risks of an experimental trial conducted with premature infants.