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Reengineering Life

Mini Neanderthal Brains Could Reveal the Origins of Psychiatric Disorders

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

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.




Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

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

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