Juul Gerritse is an intern at the Rathenau Instituut. She has obtained a bachelor's degree in Humanistics and is following the master's program Applied Ethics. Juul is particularly concerned with bioethical issues in relation to meaning and purpose. She contributes to the research project 'HipGametes'. Through a philosophical literature review she investigates how the creation of embryos based on pluripotent stem cells can influence the meaning of life.