Fabricating a brain
Ethical ramificationsWhile the use of 3D printing in medicine offers many benefits, they also raise a number of ethical questions that will need to be considered as these technologies develop, such as: safety, justice in access, accurate ways to trial these technologies and whether these technologies should be used to enhance the capacity of individuals beyond what is ‘normal’ for humans.Researchers, clinicians and policy-makers have much to consider. By identifying and starting to address some of the social and ethical implications of 3D printing in biomedicine before the technology is fully developed, there is a better chance of ensuring that the new medical treatments meet patients’ expectations for safe and effective treatments that also meet societal demands for secure, fair and cost-effective healthcare.
Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts
Our purpose is to transform access to education.
We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.