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Brain waves detected in lab-grown mini brains.


As human brain tissue is difficult to obtain, stem cells are used to develop mini brains or ‘organoids’, a pea-sized model of the human brain, in a lab dish. By growing them in culture medium which mimics the environment of brain development, the stem cells self-organize into a 3D structure that resembles the developing human brain. However, only a handful

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