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If Human Brain Organoids Are the Answer to Understanding Dementia, What Are the Questions?

Ooi, Lezanne; Dottori, Mirella; Cook, Anthony L.; Engel, Martin; Gautam, Vini; Grubman, Alexandra; Hernandez, Damian; King, Anna; Maksour, Simon; Anastacio, Helena Targa Dias; Balez, Rachelle


Because our beliefs regarding our individuality, autonomy, and personhood are intimately bound up with our brains, there is a public fascination with cerebral organoids, the "mini-brain," the "brain in a dish". At the same time, the ethical issues around organoids are only now being explored. What are the prospects of using human cerebral organoids to better understand, treat, or prevent dementia? Will human organoids represent an improvement on the current, less-than-satisfactory, animal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: The Neuroscientist
DOI: 10.1177/1073858420912404
Access Rights: Open Access


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