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Scientists placed two clusters of cultured forebrain cells side by side (each cluster the size of a head of a pin). Within days, the "minibrains" had fused and particular neurons (in green) migrated from the left side to the right side, as subsets of cells do in a real brain. Courtesy of Pasca lab/Stanford University hide caption

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'Minibrains' In A Dish Shed A Little Light On Autism And Epilepsy

Experiments with small clusters of networked brain cells are helping scientists see how real brains develop normally, and what goes awry when cells have trouble making connections.

Scientists placed two clusters of cultured forebrain cells side by side (each cluster the size of a head of a pin). Within days, the "minibrains" had fused and particular neurons (in green) migrated from the left side to the right side, as subsets of cells do in a real brain. Courtesy of Pasca lab/Stanford University hide caption

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'Minibrains' In A Dish Shed A Little Light On Autism And Epilepsy

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"It's a responsibility being Mary J. Blige," the singer says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm Not Going To Be Broken': Mary J. Blige On 'Strength Of A Woman'

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This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Ledell Lee, who was executed last week. It was the first execution Arkansas carried out in 12 years. AP hide caption

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Legal Issues Remain After Arkansas Executions

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A Border Patrol agent looks over the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, Calif., on Jan. 31. Apprehensions at the southern border fell dramatically: from more than 40,000 per month late last year to 18,754 in February, and just 12,193 in March. Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Trump's First 100 Days, A Dramatic Reduction In Immigration

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A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car on April 30, 2016, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

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