In article <cFnHd.10456$pZ4.1648 at newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>,
"Allen L. Barker" <alb at datafilter.com> wrote:
> What about the reports of growing human brain cells in the
> laboratory in the first place? Presumably that is something
> that can be readily observed...
THAT aspect is very old, it's been routine for decades to culture human
neurons from biopsy samples or even cadaver tissue. Heck, human neurons
have been grown from de-differentiated muscle cells in culture (assuming
you don't subscribe to the view that these results are suspect, which
has been suggested).