New Report Dissects Ethics of Emerging Human Brain Cell Models
New Report Dissects Ethics of Emerging Human Brain Cell Models
The National Academies’ report touches on ethical issues raised by new technologies such as brain organoids and human-animal chimeras, and suggests that current regulatory oversight is sufficient.
New Report Dissects Ethics of Emerging Human Brain Cell Models
New Report Dissects Ethics of Emerging Human Brain Cell Models

The National Academies’ report touches on ethical issues raised by new technologies such as brain organoids and human-animal chimeras, and suggests that current regulatory oversight is sufficient.

The National Academies’ report touches on ethical issues raised by new technologies such as brain organoids and human-animal chimeras, and suggests that current regulatory oversight is sufficient.

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Sex of Human Cells Matters in Studying Neurological Disease
Sex of Human Cells Matters in Studying Neurological Disease
Amanda Heidt | Mar 18, 2021
Authors of a new review urge researchers to consider how the chromosomal sex of a cell affects experiments in research on neurodegeneration.
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2018
Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.
Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 11, 2018
Using different combinations of transcription factors, researchers create a diverse array of neurons from mouse skin cells.
Penetrating the Brain
Penetrating the Brain
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.
The Science of Head Trauma
The Science of Head Trauma
Ed Yong | Mar 13, 2013
Research nears a biomarker for the contact-sport-associated disease that affects athletes long after they’ve retired.
From Urine to Neurons
From Urine to Neurons
Dan Cossins | Dec 11, 2012
Scientists have developed new method for generating brain cells from urine, speeding up the process and eliminating some of the problems with previous techniques.
Brain Expression
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
Gene Therapy for Brain Disease
Jef Akst | May 16, 2012
Delivering a missing enzyme to the brains of paralyzed children with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease restores movement and builds muscle mass.