A Mini Revolution in Brain Science

Madeline Lancaster tells Clive Cookson why ‘mini-brains’ grown in laboratories are helping us understand human cognition

The Financial Times
Sep 6 · 9 min read
Fadi Jacob, a visiting graduate student from Johns Hopkins University, dissects a brain tumor at the University of Pennsylvania. The tumor will be dissected into hundreds of small pieces that will be used to grow organoids. Photo: Jessica Kourkounis for The Washington Post via Getty Images

By Clive Cookson

Madeline Lancaster opens the door of a fridge-sized incubator in her lab at the University of Cambridge’s biomedical campus. On its gently gyrating shelves sit…

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