Life’s Edge by Carl Zimmer Review – What Does it Mean to Be Alive? |

Darwinian theology seems to have slipped away into its fated oblivion

At a medical research laboratory in California, Alysson Muotri has used chemistry to change skin cells into neurons, which have multiplied to form “organoids” – globes of interconnected brain cells. The organoids can expand to hundreds of thousands of cells, live for years, and even produce detectable patterns of brain waves, like those of premature babies. “The most incredible thing is that they build themselves,” says Muotri. He even wonders whether they could one day become conscious.

Source: Life’s Edge by Carl Zimmer Review – What Does it Mean to Be Alive? | Portside

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