The neurobiologist who grew ‘mini-brain’ tissues in a dish

When Madeline Lancaster’s attempt to grow neural stem cells ‘failed’ she had no idea that the floating balls of cells she saw in her petri dish, resolutely not doing what she wanted them to do, were in fact miniature brain tissues. They would revolutionise our ability to study the early stages of brain development and take us closer to answering: what makes us human?

Madeline Lancaster in laboratory
Madeline Lancaster working in laboratory
Madeline Lancaster in laboratory
Madeline Lancaster

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