Navigating the Ethics of Stem Cell-Derived Life

What are the ethical implications of creating life with stem cells?

In our research project, we explore the ethical considerations surrounding the creation of new life forms using stem cells. Stem cells are special cells in our bodies with the unique ability to develop into various types of cells. Scientists are now using engineered versions of these cells to build new forms of life, and we work with scientists, policy-makers and regulators to understand the ethical implications of these advancements. We’re particularly interested in how stem cell technologies are reshaping our understanding of life and what it means to be alive and embodied.