Cambridge researchers grew ‘organoid’ that spontaneously connected to spinal cord

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In last year’s action film “Rampage,” which featured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, CRISPR gene-editing technology turns a gorilla, a wolf, and a crocodile into monsters the size of skyscrapers that destroy Chicago.

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Scientists have become increasingly adept at creating brain organoids – which are essentially miniature human brains grown in the laboratory from stem cells

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For more than three decades, the nonprofit United Network for Organ Sharing has run America’s organ transplant system, matching organs with those who need them thanks to a contract with the United States government. This year, the Washington Post reports, at least two groups are exploring a bid against UNOS—the first time the organization has faced a challenge in well over a decade

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Doctors: No

September 21, 2017

Today, America’s major physician organizations are recommending something, strongly and in unison: The latest health-care bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, would do harm to the country and should be defeated.

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That’s raising questions. Scientists have taken another step toward creating more realistic human cerebral organoids, or “mini brains in a dish.” But that progress has raised fresh ethical questions, such as whether these organoids will ever become sophisticated enough to attain consciousness

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Our Matt DeCamp, MD, PhD discusses what he and colleagues have learned via research into what plans ACOs have for sharing savings. Do their plans distribute savings fairly?

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The authors, including our Matthew DeCamp and Jeremy Sugarman, describe a 3-step framework for how accountable care organizations (ACOs) can ensure that patients’ needs, values, and preferences are incorporated into ACO governance decisions

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