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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: human brain organoids...

Wow.. Artificial Intelligence.. and now this...
A lot to think about


Tiny human brain organoids implanted into rodents, triggering ethical concerns
November 6, 2017
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Minuscule blobs of human brain tissue have come a long way in the four years since scientists in Vienna discovered how to create them from stem cells.

The most advanced of these human brain organoids — no bigger than a lentil and, until now, existing only in test tubes — pulse with the kind of electrical activity that animates actual brains.
They give birth to new neurons, much like full-blown brains. And they develop the six layers of the human cortex,
the region responsible for thought, speech, judgment, and other advanced cognitive functions.


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Separately, another lab has confirmed to STAT that it has connected human brain organoids to blood vessels, the first step toward giving them a blood supply.

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“It brings up some pretty interesting questions about what allows us, ethically, to do research on mice in the first place — namely, that they’re not human,” she said.
“If we give them human cerebral organoids, what does that do to their intelligence, their level of consciousness, even their species identity?”
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject:

(bleep) yeah Trey is back
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:53 am    Post subject:

I, for one, welcome our new rodent overlords.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 am    Post subject:

wow, the Chinese tried to mate human with chimpanzee decades ago I think... same ethical dilemma (is it human or not), they scrapped the experiment
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