A cross-section of a cerebral organoid. Photograph: Madeline A Lancaster/IMBA/EPA
Researchers are warning that neuroscientists may have crossed an “ethical rubicon” by growing lumps of human brain in a lab — and in some cases transplanting the tissue into animals — which may be sentient and able to feel pain.
The small pea-sized “mini-brains” or brain “organoids” created by scientists are blobs of tissue made from stem cells, which reportedly have developed spontaneous brain waves, similar to those seen in premature babies.
The controversial work is being called into question because researchers are now saying that the organoids are sentient (or conscious) and able to feel pain.
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