The New York Times Magazine

The Reanimators

Matthew Shaer

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From The New York Times Magazine: “The Reanimators” by Matthew Shaer.

A few years ago, a scientist named Nenad Sestan began throwing around an idea for an experiment so obviously insane, so “wild” and “totally out there,” as he put it to me recently, that at first he told almost no one about it: not his wife or kids, not his bosses in Yale’s neuroscience department, not the dean of the university’s medical school...

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PREVIEW

From The New York Times Magazine: “The Reanimators” by Matthew Shaer.

A few years ago, a scientist named Nenad Sestan began throwing around an idea for an experiment so obviously insane, so “wild” and “totally out there,” as he put it to me recently, that at first he told almost no one about it: not his wife or kids, not his bosses in Yale’s neuroscience department, not the dean of the university’s medical school...