Insoo Hyun
Insoo Hyun, PhD
Director, Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning, Museum of Science, Boston
Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Part-time, Harvard Medical School
Member, HMS Center for Bioethics
Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning, Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

Insoo Hyun, PhD, is Director of Research Ethics and a faculty member of the Center for Bioethics and senior lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also Director at the Center for Life Sciences and Public Learning at the Boston Museum of Science. As a Fulbright Scholar and Hastings Center Fellow, Dr. Hyun's interests include ethical and policy issues in stem cell research and new biotechnologies.

Currently, Dr. Hyun is the Principal Investigator of a BRAIN Initiative-funded project exploring the ethical issues surrounding human brain organoid research, in collaboration with leading scientists at Harvard and Stanford. He is also a Co-Principal Investigator, along with colleagues at the Hastings Center, of an NIH grant identifying ways to improve the oversight of stem cell-based human-animal chimera research. Dr. Hyun has been involved for many years with the ISSCR (International Society for Stem Cell Research), for which he has helped draft all of the ISSCR’s international research guidelines and has served as their Chair of the Ethics and Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Hyun received his BA and MA in Philosophy with Honors in Ethics in Society from Stanford University and his PhD in Philosophy from Brown University. He has been interviewed frequently on National Public Radio and has served on national commissions for the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. Dr. Hyun is a regular contributor to Nature, Science, Cell Stem Cell, The Hastings Center Report, among many other journals. His book Bioethics and the Future of Stem Cell Research was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. He was recently named one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting People of 2019.

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Neuroethical implications of focused ultrasound for neuropsychiatric illness.
Authors: Authors: Asher R, Hyun I, Head M, Cosgrove GR, Silbersweig D.
Brain Stimul
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Acceptance of genetic editing and of whole genome sequencing of human embryos by patients with infertility before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authors: Authors: Neuhausser WM, Fouks Y, Lee SW, Macharia A, Hyun I, Adashi EY, Penzias AS, Hacker MR, Sakkas D, Vaughan D.
Reprod Biomed Online
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New monkey embryo models-it's getting complicated.
Authors: Authors: Hyun I.
Cell Stem Cell
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Stem cell ethics and policy: What's old is new again.
Authors: Authors: Hyun I.
Med (N Y)
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How collaboration between bioethicists and neuroscientists can advance research.
Authors: Authors: Hyun I, Scharf-Deering JC, Sullivan S, Aach JD, Arlotta P, Baum ML, Church GM, Goldenberg A, Greely HT, Khoshakhlagh P, Kohman RE, Lopes M, Lowenthal C, Lu A, Ng AHM, Pasca SP, Paulsen B, Pigoni M, Scott CT, Silbersweig DA, Skylar-Scott MA, Truog RD, Lunshof JE.
Nat Neurosci
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Clarifying the Ethics and Oversight of Chimeric Research.
Authors: Authors: Johnston J, Hyun I, Neuhaus CP, Maschke KJ, Marshall P, Craig KP, Matthews MM, Drolet K, Greely HT, Hill LR, Hinterberger A, Hurley EA, Kesterson R, Kimmelman J, King NMP, Lopes MJ, O'Rourke PP, Parent B, Peckman S, Piotrowska M, Schwarz M, Sebo J, Stodgell C, Streiffer R, Wilkerson A.
Hastings Cent Rep
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The need for a standard for informed consent for collection of human fetal material.
Authors: Authors: Barker RA, Boer GJ, Cattaneo E, Charo RA, Chuva de Sousa Lopes SM, Cong Y, Fujita M, Goldman S, Hermerén G, Hyun I, Lisgo S, Rosser AE, Anthony E, Lindvall O.
Stem Cell Reports
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Rescuing human fetal tissue research in the United States: A call for additional regulatory reform.
Authors: Authors: MacDuffie KE, Hyun I, Krogen MM, Dempsey JC, Murry CE, Copp AJ, Glass IA, Doherty D.
Stem Cell Reports
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The responsibility for ethical procurement of human embryos and gametes.
Authors: Authors: Hyun I.
Nat Biotechnol
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ISSCR Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation: The 2021 update.
Authors: Authors: Lovell-Badge R, Anthony E, Barker RA, Bubela T, Brivanlou AH, Carpenter M, Charo RA, Clark A, Clayton E, Cong Y, Daley GQ, Fu J, Fujita M, Greenfield A, Goldman SA, Hill L, Hyun I, Isasi R, Kahn J, Kato K, Kim JS, Kimmelman J, Knoblich JA, Mathews D, Montserrat N, Mosher J, Munsie M, Nakauchi H, Naldini L, Naughton G, Niakan K, Ogbogu U, Pedersen R, Rivron N, Rooke H, Rossant J, Round J, Saitou M, Sipp D, Steffann J, Sugarman J, Surani A, Takahashi J, Tang F, Turner L, Zettler PJ, Zhai X.
Stem Cell Reports
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