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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Nature: Cerebral organoids model human brain development and microcephaly

Stem cells mimic human brain

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology: Brains on Demand


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