After spheroids representing two different brain regions fuse in a dish, neurons from one spheroid (green) migrate into the second and forge connections with neurons residing there. | Pasca Lab/Stanford Medicine

Scientists Model Early Brain Development in a Petri Dish

By modeling early development of the human cerebral cortex, researchers hope to better study disorders like autism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. 

Published On 04/28/2017
11:38 AM EDT