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Organoids are three-dimensional cell cultures from embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells that model important features of whole organs.
Pros and cons of gene editing technology

Pros and cons of gene editing technology

Scientists discover major regulator of schizophrenia that is active during early development

Scientists discover major regulator of schizophrenia that is active during early development

LMRI scientists discover cause of debilitating eye disease

LMRI scientists discover cause of debilitating eye disease

Lab-grown brain organoids and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses

Lab-grown brain organoids and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses

“Mini Brains” in the lab show electrical activity similar to a preemie’s brain

“Mini Brains” in the lab show electrical activity similar to a preemie’s brain

Cancer cells ‘corrupt’ their healthy neighbors to support tumor growth

Cancer cells ‘corrupt’ their healthy neighbors to support tumor growth

U of T scientists create antibodies with enormous potential for regenerative medicine

U of T scientists create antibodies with enormous potential for regenerative medicine

Retina-on-a-chip may provide useful alternative to existing models for studying eye disease

Retina-on-a-chip may provide useful alternative to existing models for studying eye disease

New tissue clearing kits and reagents for faster, accurate 3D imaging

New tissue clearing kits and reagents for faster, accurate 3D imaging

Mini kidneys grown in the lab could be used to better understand kidney diseases

Mini kidneys grown in the lab could be used to better understand kidney diseases

UC San Diego researchers win $9 million funding to identify cellular cause of type 1 diabetes

UC San Diego researchers win $9 million funding to identify cellular cause of type 1 diabetes

Genome editing strategy opens new perspectives in the treatment of cystic fibrosis

Genome editing strategy opens new perspectives in the treatment of cystic fibrosis

UCLA researchers discover link between progenitor cells and age-related prostate growth

UCLA researchers discover link between progenitor cells and age-related prostate growth

First-of-its-kind study in space station seeks to find causes of major diseases

First-of-its-kind study in space station seeks to find causes of major diseases

Scientists discover how resistance to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil arises

Scientists discover how resistance to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil arises

Gene modulation goes wireless hacking the "boss gene"

Gene modulation goes wireless hacking the "boss gene"

Human pancreas on a chip could help identify possible cause of CF-Related Diabetes

Human pancreas on a chip could help identify possible cause of CF-Related Diabetes

Comprehensive cell atlas of the human liver

Comprehensive cell atlas of the human liver

New gene-editing protocol allows perfect mutation-effect matching

New gene-editing protocol allows perfect mutation-effect matching

New method to grow embryonic stem cells on a microfluidic chip

New method to grow embryonic stem cells on a microfluidic chip