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Brain waves detected in lab-grown mini-brains.

Many ethical, as well as supply issues, surround the use of human brain tissue in research. Hence, stem cells are used to develop mini-brains or ‘organoids’, a pea-sized model of the human brain, in a lab dish. By using a culture medium mimicking the environment of brain development, the stem cells self-organize into a 3D structure resembling the developing human

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