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A Collaborative Ethical Approach to Advancing the Science of Synthetic Living Models of Human Biology

Insoo Hyun, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle fall 2018
Duration 2 Years
Amount $148,997

Stem cell scientists and bioengineers are now capable of generating new synthetic living models of human biology. These quasi-human entities do not fit into any of the existing approaches for bioethics guidelines and review. Professor Hyun will collaborate with three major labs working in this field to create a normative framework for defining ethical bioengineering goals and practices in synthetic modeling research. This will help promote the ethical advancement of this new area of biomedical research.