It's Alive

Researchers at Ohio University claim to have successfully grown a nearly fully-formed human brain

Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a five-week-old foetus, could potentially be useful for scientists who want to study the progression of developmental diseases.

This will probably attract a measure of controversy, which could precipitate a meaningful conversation about the dilemmas of medical ethics, but won't. 

My actual reaction to reading this article was that science fiction writers (including me) had better get on their game, because in some fields, reality is really starting to chase the event horizon of imagination.