The Ethics Of Lab-Grown ‘Minibrains,’ Voting Security

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Heard On The Morning Show

Scientists can create pieces of the brain to mimic and research how they work, but there are concerns about the ethical components to this research. We talk with a professor of bioethics and philosophy. We also discuss why some election experts are strongly suggesting we go back to paper ballots for the next presidential election.

Featured in this Show

  • Are Lab-Grown “Minibrains” Ethical?

    Today, scientists can create bits of human brain to mimic and study the human condition. But without a clear understanding of human consciousness, some are worried about how ethical the research is. A bioethicist joins us to discuss life’s big questions.

  • A Conversation On Election Security

    A new national report is suggesting states make changes – like use paper ballots – before the 2020 election. We talk with election officials about the report and about Wisconsin’s election security efforts.

Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Insoo Hyun Guest
  • Kevin Kennedy Guest
  • Meagan Wolfe Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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