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Coverage begins in 2006 for the ScienceWriters meeting and 2009 for the AAAS meeting. To see programs for past ScienceWriters meetings, go to the ScienceWriters meeting site.

Developing brain organoid

New models accelerate human brain research while sparking debate

My father battled Parkinson’s disease for 15 years, with each passing year feeling like an eternity. During that time, my family and I witnessed his gradual decline from a witty independent man into a person who required constant care. We watched helplessly as the disease robbed my dad of his body, mind, and spirit. With no cure in sight, he felt demoralized and often expressed suicidal thoughts.