Jan 9, 2021

Lab-Made Mini Brains Produce Brain Waves Just Like Those of Preterm Babies

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Circa 2019

Livescience.com | By LIVESCIENCE

Scientists created miniature brains in the lab that formed intricate networks and produced brain waves similar to those fired by the developing brain of a preterm human baby, according to a new study.

The idea of growing miniature brains in the lab isn’t new; researchers have been doing so for nearly a decade. But most studies have used these mini brains or “organoids” to study large-scale structure.

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