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Mechanical tension between tethered cells cues developing tissues to fold. Researchers can now program synthetic tissue to make coils, cubes and rippling plates.
“Organoid” brain tissue models grown in a lab for two years can help scientists study a critical period of development just before and after birth.
To create a good living replica of the human brain, your best hope may be to let “organoid” components assemble it for you.
Scientists are uncovering how our bodies — and everything within them — tell right from left.
An interview with the developmental biologist Cassandra Extavour on the origins of multicellular organisms and the evolution of cooperation.
New research has prompted a resurgence of interest in the patterning mechanisms Alan Turing proposed 60 years ago.
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