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Harsher in Hindsight: Myrick is right, up to a certain point — his main complaint is bureaucracy getting in the way of medical research and the leading researchers are not getting any younger. The movie was released back in 1996 and it wasn't till 2010 that scientists had success regrowing spines on mice.