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Ethical Challenges for Organoid Research and Use: Focusing on Targets of Organoid Research, Donation Procedure, and Future Use

  • Korean Journal of Medical Ethics
  • Abbr : 의료윤리
  • 2023, 26(1), pp.1-16
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Medical Ethics
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > General Medicine
  • Received : November 21, 2022
  • Accepted : March 31, 2023
  • Published : March 31, 2023

Choo Jung Wan 1 김상현 2 NAM Seungmin 3 CHOI Eun Kyung 4 Hong Suk Young 5 Yoo, Sang Ho 6

1춘천교육대학교 윤리교육과
2강원대학교 산학협력단
3이화여자대학교 의과대학
4경북대학교 의학교육센터
5경상국립대학교 윤리교육과
6한양대학교 의과대학 의료인문학교실

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ABSTRACT

Worldwide, organoids are being used in an increasing range and variety of research contexts, including certain forms of drug testing and transplantation research. In Korea, however, the ethical issues raised by organoid research have received little attention and there are currently no laws or regulations governing this form of research. Accordingly, this study was conducted to identify and examine the ethical challenges for organoid research. The article is structured as follows: Section 2 identifies the organs that can be used in organoid research; Section 3 discusses the precautions for cell donation procedures for organoid research, including the “contents and scope of informed consent,” “cell donor autonomy,” and the “protection of cell donor’s genetic information.” Section 4 examines the ethical challenges of drug testing, patents and commercial uses of organoid research, and the development of organoids for transplantation.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.