Eigendom en verhandelbaarheid van synthetische en natuurlijke organen

Translated title of the contribution: Ownership and commodification of synthetic and natural organs

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Synthetic organs can change the way we look at our own natural organs. Although a synthetic organ is in the first instance the property of the institution or company that produces it, it becomes ours as soon as it is placed in our body. Even if synthetic organs are not sold on the open market, the fact that they are functionally and biologically identical to natural organs could lead us to regard both kinds of organs as commodities. Is that a problem?
Translated title of the contributionOwnership and commodification of synthetic and natural organs
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalPodium voor Bio-ethiek
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • biomedical ethics
  • synthetic organs
  • ownership


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