Rodents with Part-Human Brains Pose a New Challenge for Bioethics

October 4, 2019

(Gizmodo) – Rapid progress in research involving miniature human brains grown in a dish has led to a host of ethical concerns, particularly when these human brain cells are transplanted into nonhuman animals. A new paper evaluates the potential risks of creating “humanized” animals, while providing a pathway for scientists to move forward in this important area.