These Scientists Genetically Engineered Brain Blobs to Study Zika

Stem cells are incredible, and combined with gene editing techniques like CRISPR, it seems like there’s almost nothing you can’t just whip up in a lab. Tiny, folded blobs of brain tissue, for example. Read More >>

To Treat Cancer, Doctors Will Grow Miniature Organs From Your Tumours

Organoids are exactly what they sound like: simplified miniature organs. And now geneticists are growing them out of living cancer cells, creating tiny, living cancer tumours for study. It sounds terrifying, but it’s actually one possible way we’ll get personalised medicine to treat many kinds of cancer. Read More >>