Guo-li Ming elected to National Academy of Medicine

Guo-li Ming, MD, PhD is one of six Penn faculty members to receive the honor in 2019. The National Academy of Medicine addresses critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy. New members are elected by their peers for their contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. Read more here.

 

IRM Researchers Explore the Ethics of Organoids

Are we on the path to creating “conscious” mini-brains or animals? A team of IRM researchers recently covered the science and ethics of brain organoid transplants in a paper published in Cell Stem Cell. Taking into account recent scientific advances, Chen and colleagues discuss realistic expectations for brain organoids while calling for “prudent” consideration of what comes next. More coverage here and here.