The find­ings may also have impli­ca­tions for designing func­tional arti­fi­cial or regen­er­ated limbs and organs, noted Gün­ther Zupanc, a neu­ro­bi­ol­o­gist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, who also did not par­tic­i­pate in the study. “If they don’t con­nect to the brain, they’re use­less,” Zupanc explained. The new research pro­vides clues about “what kind of instruc­tions we need to pro­vide to the body” to make that connection.

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