Human brain organoids: new study sheds light on improving reproducibility

Written by Siobhan Bennett (Future Science Group)

Credit: Paola Arlotta Laboratory, Harvard University

A recent study has opened up a method to utilize human brain organoid models to reliably study neurological diseases. This offers huge advances to studying the human brain from patients, which has previously been limited. A team of researchers from Harvard University (MA, USA) and Broad Institute’s Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research (MA, USA) has developed a new and effective method for studying human brains using miniature 3D models. This new method, which has been published in the journal Nature, allows investigators to consistently grow the same cells in the same order as the developing human cortex. Human brain organoids...

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