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Embryos could count as people too in our post-Roe world

Post-Dobbs, amidst a rise in laws establishing "fetal personhood," fertility doctors and their patients fear for the future of IVF.

August 24, 2022

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Google helped make an exquisitely detailed map of a tiny piece of the human brain

A small brain sample was sliced into 5,000 pieces, and machine learning helped stitch it back together.

The effort to make a breakthrough cancer therapy cheaper

CAR-T cells could revolutionize the treatment of a wide variety of diseases, if only we can make them cheaper.

Beyond Neuralink: Meet the other companies developing brain-computer interfaces

Companies like Synchron, Paradromics, and Precision Neuroscience are also racing to develop brain implants

Cancer vaccines are having a renaissance

After years of lackluster results, cancer vaccines seem poised for success. Finally.

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