Reengineering Life

Mini Neanderthal Brains Could Reveal the Origins of Psychiatric Disorders

The lab-grown organoids are helping us understand the modern brain

Emily Mullin
Future Human
Published in
5 min readFeb 16, 2021

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Brain organoids created by Alysson Muotri’s lab. Photo illustration; Image source: UC San Diego Health Sciences

Reengineering Life is a column from Future Human about the ways humans are using biology to reprogram our bodies and the world around us.

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Emily Mullin
Future Human

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.