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Cultivated from stem cells, lab-grown “mini-brains” structurally resemble human brains, with distinct layers and regions. While these models aren’t perfect replicas of full-size human brains, they offer a new alternative to mouse models in the study of human neurodevelopment.

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RELATED LINKS
Nature: Cerebral organoids model human brain development and microcephaly
nature.com/nature/journal/v501/n7467/full/nature12517.html#author-information

Stem cells mimic human brain
nature.com/news/stem-cells-mimic-human-brain-1.13617

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology: Brains on Demand
imba.oeaw.ac.at/news-media/news/news/brains-on-demand/

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