Japanese Lab Grows Eyeballs from Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Stem Cells
Stem Cells

A new study reveals that the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan has successfully developed complex tissues found in eyeballs from stem cells. Clusters of 3,000 embryonic mouse stem cells naturally formed complex structures that resembled the retina within one week. Because the cells weren’t coaxed into forming the organ, scientists determined that stem cells have an organ’s shape hardcoded within.

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