Brain Organoids—A Bottom-Up Approach for Studying Human Neurodevelopment
AbstractBrain organoids have recently emerged as a three-dimensional tissue culture platform to study the principles of neurodevelopment and morphogenesis. Importantly, brain organoids can be derived from human stem cells, and thus offer a model system for early human brain development and human specific disorders. However, there are still major differences between the in vitro systems and in vivo development. This is in part due to the challenge of engineering a suitable culture platform that will support proper development. In this review, we discuss the similarities and differences of human brain organoid systems in comparison to embryonic development. We then describe how organoids are used to model neurodevelopmental diseases. Finally, we describe challenges in organoid systems and how to approach these challenges using complementary bioengineering techniques. View Full-Text
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Karzbrun, E.; Reiner, O. Brain Organoids—A Bottom-Up Approach for Studying Human Neurodevelopment. Bioengineering 2019, 6, 9.
Karzbrun E, Reiner O. Brain Organoids—A Bottom-Up Approach for Studying Human Neurodevelopment. Bioengineering. 2019; 6(1):9.Chicago/Turabian Style
Karzbrun, Eyal; Reiner, Orly. 2019. "Brain Organoids—A Bottom-Up Approach for Studying Human Neurodevelopment." Bioengineering 6, no. 1: 9.
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