A new method for examining blobs of neurons known as ‘mini-brains’ reveals structures like those in the human brain.
‘Mini-brains’ created in a dish may reveal autism’s roots and point to treatments, but they do not yet mirror some critical features of a human brain.
A clue to the origins of autism may exist among the molecules that transport RNA in the developing brain.
A new method allows researchers to transform stem cells into miniature intestines with a working nervous system.
A new stem cell model of Angelman syndrome delivers evidence for three molecular mechanisms underlying the condition — and one potential treatment.
Gene expression in so-called ‘organoids’ resembles the pattern seen in the first few weeks of a developing brain.
Fusing two spheres of neurons that either ramp up or tamp down brain activity yields neural networks like those in the developing brain.
A pair of existing drugs normalizes the appearance and activity of neurons derived from the skin of individuals with Rett syndrome.
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