Cells in human amniotic fluid used to build “mini organs”

amniotic fluid: source of mini organs
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Amniotic fluid contains cells, cells shed by the growing fetus and which could be used to buld “mini organs” in vitro, as new study reports.

What do we mean by “mini organs”? This so-called organoids are 3D cellular systems that aim to replicate the structure and function of real organs but at a smaller scale. They are a simplified model of an organ. They are usually developed to perform research on disease and to test drugs in development in a more biologically relevant way.

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