— by Veerabhatr Sriyananda and Chayanit Itthipongmaetee: Five years ago, a Thai toddler died of a rare brain tumor. Her devastated parents made the unorthodox decision to freeze the 2-year-old girl’s brain in an American facility – making her the youngest person ever to be cryogenically preserved. 

That set the stage for science and Buddhist beliefs to clash as faith ran up against reality…

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