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Consent for governance in the ethical use of organoids

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Current advances in biotechnology open up unprecedented possibilities to transform human tissues into complex, valuable tissue products, such as organoids. Here, we propose consent for governance as a leading paradigm for the derivation, storage and use of complex human tissue products to ensure adjustment to changing ethical requirements.

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We acknowledge Jeffrey Beekman, department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital and the Regenerative Medicine Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, and J.J.M. van Delden, Department of Medical Humanities, UMC Utrecht, for their helpful feedback on an earlier version of the manuscript. This work has been supported by a grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development ZonMw project number 70-73000-98-086.

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