Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 3

Human Fabrication: Ethical and Legal Aspects of 3D Bioprinting

Elena Salvaterra*

Independent Researcher in Bioethics, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, USA and the ISOPROG-Somatolink EPFP Research Network, Philadelphia, USA - Caltanissetta, Italy

*Corresponding Author: Elena Salvaterra, Independent Researcher in Bioethics, National Coalition of Independent Scholars, USA and the ISOPROG-Somatolink EPFP Research Network, Philadelphia, USA - Caltanissetta, Italy.

Received: February 05, 2024; Published: February 19, 2024


3D bioprinting of human tissues and organs for the treatment or replacement of diseased body parts is widely recognized as key driver of the so-called 4th industrial revolution. Indeed, bioprinting is coming to play the role of game changer in current and future medical practices by making available unique tissues and organs for personalized regeneration or transplantation. However, this technology raises controversial issues in ethical and legal terms. From a speculative perspective, the bio-fabrication poses the question to re-think the human nature in relation to its capacity to generate new species and immortal life. From a practical viewpoint, it rises the problem to rework or establish new ethical and regulatory frameworks governing traditional informed consent, privacy protection and intellectual property rights. This article navigates these ethical and legal challenges with the aim to outline the international debate on the potential of 3D bioprinting to foster human fabrics.

 Keywords: Biotechnology; Organs; 3D Bioprinting


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Citation: Elena Salvaterra. “Human Fabrication: Ethical and Legal Aspects of 3D Bioprinting”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.3 (2024): 92-96.


Copyright: © 2024 Elena Salvaterra. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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