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Scientists Grew Tiny Human Forebrains in a Dish

The so-called organoids could shed light on how autism and schizophrenia develop

Human forebrain organoids in a cell culture dish. Credit: Pasca Lab, Stanford University

SStudying how the human brain develops is difficult. Brain tissue can’t be removed from living people, and although it can be examined after someone dies, dead organs are not ideal for studying the mechanisms that give rise to brain disorders. Animal…




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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.

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