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As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise
As Brain Organoids Mature, Ethical Questions Arise

Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.

Inserting human “mini-brains” into rodents has the potential to broaden scientists’ understanding of neurological disease, but raises quandaries about consciousness.

bioethics, culture, developmental biology, genetics & genomics
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Aug 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
These Molecules Zipper Embryos Closed
These Molecules Zipper Embryos Closed
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
Actin rings seal off the ball of cells, aiding in implantation in the uterus. But faults in the process could explain why some pregnancies fail.
Officially Intelligent
Officially Intelligent
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2018
Humanity is on the precipice of major change. Some fear a world ruled by bots. I fear a world ruled by people.
Infographic: Embryonic Zippering
Infographic: Embryonic Zippering
Ashley Yeager | Aug 1, 2018
How actin seals embryos early in development
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Mark Nelson | Aug 1, 2018
Both the scientific community and the general public still have a lot to learn from the largest mesocosm research project ever conducted.
Image of the Day: Bundle of Nerves
Image of the Day: Bundle of Nerves
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 26, 2018
Live-cell imaging reveals the secrets of innervation in the pancreas of zebrafish.
Artificial Mouse Embryo Made in a Laboratory
Artificial Mouse Embryo Made in a Laboratory
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 25, 2018
The embryo, grown in a dish from several types of stem cells, went through gastrulation, a significant stage in development.
Genes Explain About 11 Percent of Differences in Years of Education
Genes Explain About 11 Percent of Differences in Years of Education
Shawna Williams | Jul 24, 2018
The influence of genetic variants tops that of socioeconomic status.
Studies Unveil Hidden Ties Between Epilepsy Gene and Autism
Studies Unveil Hidden Ties Between Epilepsy Gene and Autism
Jessica Wright | Jul 24, 2018
Scientists are finding patterns in symptoms among a handful of people with mutations in HNRNPU.