Lab-grown livers reveal fine details of organ’s development - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Lab-grown livers reveal fine details of organ’s development

Along with colleagues in Germany and Japan, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s report in Nature the most detailed molecular dissections of a human organoid.

The study offers the most detailed cell-by-cell assessment so far of how precursor cells shape and organize themselves into something resembling a functioning liver, albeit just millimeters in size.

According to news articles published in Science, STAT, and other news outlets, understanding at a molecular level how liver organoids develop—and how they might differ from natural organs—could also affect prospects for replacing diseased livers with tissue grown in a dish.

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