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Type: Journal article
Title: Developing a Reflexive, Anticipatory, and Deliberative Approach to Unanticipated Discoveries: Ethical Lessons from iBlastoids
Author: Ankeny, R.
Munsie, M.
Leach, J.
Citation: The American Journal of Bioethics, 2021; 22(1):36-45
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Issue Date: 2021
ISSN: 1526-5161
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Rachel A. Ankeny, Megan J. Munsie and Joan Leach
Abstract: In this paper, we explore the recent creation of “iBlastoids,” which are 3-D structures that resemble early human embryos prior to implantation which formed via self-organization of reprogrammed adult skin cells. We explore some of the ethical, philosophical, social, and regulatory issues related to this research, with focus particularly on what it means to “anticipate” research outcomes when using novel methods or when serendipitous discoveries are made. We defend the need for reflexive, anticipatory, and deliberative ethical and conceptual work by researchers working in emerging and contentious research domains, in collaboration with interdisciplinary scholars, as well as regulators, funders, and publics.
Keywords: Stem cell research; Cloning; Research ethics; Regulatory issues
Rights: © 2021 Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2021.1974976
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