The tumor-generating assay that will not die

Tumor harvest from immunodeficient mice. Photo by littlepeggy

“Teratoma is a tumor comprised of a disorganized mixture of tissues otherwise found in the adult organism. Sometimes it contains organotypic structures such as teeth, skin with its appendages (hair and sebaceous glands), and limbs. The name teratoma was derived by Rudolf Virchow from the Greek τέρατος…

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