This image shows the shapes made of living tissue made by the researchers. By patterning mechanically active mouse or human cells to thin layers of extracellular fibers, the researchers could create bowls, coils, and ripple shapes. | Alex Hughes

Bioengineers Program Cells to Fold Into 3D Shapes

California researchers engineered cells from mice and humans to fold, coil, and ripple, which could advance efforts to grow tissue and organs.

Published On 01/01/2018
7:04 AM EST