SciFriday: Human Brain Cells in Rats

Scientists have implanted human brain organoids–clumps of human brain cells–into rats to see if they would communicate with the animals’ brains. They did. This has profound theological and ethical implications.

Also: Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett, author of I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare, explains more about the practice of famadihana–exhuming and dancing with dead ancestors–among the natives of Madagascar, which is contributing to the spread of deadly pneumonic plague.