Should Cerebral Organoids Have Moral Status?

What it feels like is a phrase coined by Thomas Nagel to talk about consciousness, and I direct that question to the current scientific topic of cerebral organoids, and the ethical questions their advancements bring into the table. We don’t know yet if there ‘is something to be a cerebral organoid,’ and, ‘what would it feel like to be a cerebral organoid?’ Cerebral organoids are tiny blobs grown from human stem cells in a petri dish that self-organize into brain-like structures with electrically active neurons. In this essay, I will talk about cerebral organoids, what they are…