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LIVE LIVER  Advances in liver transplants mean that the donor no longer needs to be dead, and one liver may serve more than one recipient.

organoid brain

BRAIN-MAKING 101  As blobs of two types of brainlike tissue fuse, interneurons (green) migrate from the left clump to the right, linking with neurons (not stained) in the right blob. On both sides, neural support cells called glia appear in purple.

MRI scans of brains of healthy and stroke patients

SWITCHING SIDES  These fMRI scans show the brain activity of a healthy person (left) and a stroke patient (right) while doing a language-related task. Having a stroke just before or after being born flips key language-processing areas from the left to the right side of the brain, a new study shows.

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