Can We Create Brain Cells?

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The question was asked ‘Is It Possible to Create an Artificial Brain’. A literature review of the following was done to explain this question. During this section I will revise and discuss this research to see if my question can be answered. Can we create brain cells? To be able to answer my question we must overcome the many barriers that stand in the way of it. One of these barriers being recreating human brain cells. In the literature review I wrote about the two types of brain cells that are found in the brain; neurons and glial cells. I then continued to write about the two different approaches to recreating these cells. Firstly I introduced the Astons university study where a group of researchers were able to isolate and…show more content…
Some disagree with this argument by saying that the embryo has no moral status as it is not fully a human being and so they believe no human life is destroyed in the embryonic stem cell extraction process. In my opinion I believe that they early embryo has no moral status and that it is a researcher 's duty to save or better the quality of human life by using these stem cells. I feel it is a moral obligation to treat and relieve people who are suffering of their pain. If we do not use stem cells we are delaying our journey to treating neurological diseases and going further to creating an artificial brain. There will always be a cost but we should accept it and continue working in a carefully regulated context because we know the benefits and how it can positively affect thousands of people 's lives. I also wrote about how the scientists at Karolinska Institutet had managed to build a fully functional neuron. This study aims to recreate brain cells in artificial ways unlike the study I have just discussed. The issues with this study are mostly focused on the size of the device they have created. Their artificial neuron is currently far too large to be able to implant into the human body. For this to work and be accessible to the public the scientists are going to have to miniaturise the device. The next issue will be making the device wireless so the person implanted
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