Brain organoids, also known as mini brains, are a collection of lab-grown neurons and other brain tissue. Mini brains have the same tissue types as a full-sized brain, but they’re organised and structured differently, which strips their ability to develop consciousness or think for themselves. In this Ted-Ed Video, neuroscientist Madeline Lancaster share how she manages to generate living models of brains from a few stem cells and why we need such a thing as minibrains.
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