Project

the SEGa project: The Science and Ethics of stem cell-derived Gametes

Acronym
het SEGa project
Duration
01 February 2016 → 30 April 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other basic sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other clinical sciences
    • Other health sciences
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other translational sciences
    • Other medical and health sciences
Keywords
stem cells
 
Project description

The quest for stem cell-derived (SCD) gametes does not only great scientific challenges but also raises important ethical questions. The objective of this project is to evaluate whether or not the clinical use of SCD gametes may be possible, safe and acceptable. Social valorization in this domain will merely be possible if further scientific and technological progress as well as these technical developments are ethically and socially acceptable.