In the world of science and technology, there are many interesting developments to keep tabs on. While the human brain is one of the most complex creations in all of biology, it is seemingly possible to create one from scratch in a controlled environment. Scientists have succeeded in growing a miniature brain in a dish with a spinal cord and muscles. A scary thought, although one that has tremendous potential as well.
The Non-human Human Brain
It is commendable to see scientists achieve such a major milestone in this day and age. Especially from the perspective of looking into brain science, or diagnosing specific diseases affecting parts of the brain, this new development is a major breakthrough. Although it was deemed to be impossible to “grow” a brain in a controlled environment, that is no longer the case. A very important first step has been taken in this regard.
To put everything into perspective, scientists successfully developed a tiny brain in a petri dish. It is connected to a spinal cord and muscles. While it the…