Ethical and Policy Issues in Chimeric Research - On Tech Ethics

On Tech Ethics with CITI Program

Mar 22 2023 • 28 mins

Discusses chimeric research, why it is important to scientific progress, and current recommendations for addressing the ethical and policy issues raised by chimeric research.

Our guest is Josephine Johnston, LLB, MBHL who is the Director of Research and a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center, and a Lecturer at The University of Otago’s Bioethics Centre. Her research addresses ethical, legal, and policy issues in medicine and science, with a focus on emerging biotechnologies in human reproduction and genetics.

Additional Resources:

· Research report discussed in this podcast: https://www.thehastingscenter.org/centerreports/clarifying-the-ethics-and-oversight-of-chimeric-research/

· The National Academies guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research: https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/guidelines-for-human-embryonic-stem-cell-research

· The National Academies consensus report on the emerging field of human neural organoids, transplants, and chimeras: https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/ethical-legal-and-regulatory-issues-associated-with-neural-chimeras-and-organoids

· The International Society for Stem Cell Research guidelines for stem cell research and clinical translation: https://www.isscr.org/guidelines

· CITI Program provides an online module on human-animal chimera research: https://about.citiprogram.org/course/technology-ethics-and-regulations/

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