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With science constantly advancing, ethical boundaries need regular recalibration. It’s a task scientists cannot do alone, says developmental biologist Ali H. Brivanlou; all of society needs to engage.
Memories are inherently shifty. A neuroscientist with a new lab of her own, Rajasethupathy likens the brain’s memory function to Wikipedia—always evolving, occasionally unreliable.
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