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Testing Drugs on Mini-Yous, Grown in a Dish

June 22, 2016

(The Atlantic) – The crucial thing about organoids is that they are personalized blobs. They’re made from an individual’s cells, so they have all the same mutations that person has. They’re not just brains and stomachs in a dish, but your brain and your stomach in a dish. And scientists can use them to predict not just how people will cope with a new drug, but how you specifically will respond.

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