Image of the Day: Liver Buds

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists grew liver organoids and studied gene expression patterns in individual cells to learn more about how these tissues develop. 

By | June 16, 2017

A bright-field microscopy image depicting a 3-day-old, 10-millimeter-wide liver organoid.

CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER/MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY

       See J.G. Camp et al., “Multilineage communication regulates human liver bud development from pluripotency,” Nature, doi:10.1038/nature22796, 2017.

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