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Organoid

An artificially grown mass of cells or tissue that resembles an organ.



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Plan to build synthetic human DNA genome gains momentum

08 May 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Human DNA could be artificially synthesised in around five years or less, according to one of the organisers behind the Genome Project-write plan... [Read More]

Human 'mini-brains' in lab mimic development and disease

02 May 2017 - by Sarah Gregory

New brain organoids have been created to¬†show development of both healthy human brain cells and those associated with genetic disorders... [Read More]

Scientists call for new ethical guidelines for 'synthetic embryos'

27 March 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Rapid advances in stem cell and embryo research are in danger of outstripping current ethical guidelines¬†and new regulations are urgently needed, warn scientists in a report published this week... [Read More]

The craftsmanship of mimicking embryogenesis in a dish

13 March 2017 - by Dr Dusko Ilic

The regulatory mechanisms governing organ development are, in general, poorly defined. To recreate the complex processes involved in organ growth and maturation, scientists have started fiddling with three-dimensional (3D) cell culture... [Read More]


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