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Tissue-bank shortage: Brain child

Asking parents to donate a child's brain to research is emotionally fraught. Some researchers say that it is time to put aside the taboos.

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Alison Abbott is Nature's senior European correspondent.

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Abbott, A. Tissue-bank shortage: Brain child. Nature 478, 442–443 (2011).

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