Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish

Using three-dimensional culture, which allows cells to grow in a ball-shape aggregate, scientists created inner ear organoids containing sensory neurons and hair cells.

May 1, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Human inner ear organoid with sensory hair cells (cyan), sensory neurons (yellow), and cell nuclei and synapses (magenta)INDIANA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

(See K.R. Koehler et al., “Generation of inner ear organoids containing functional hair cells from human pluripotent stem cells,” Nature Biotechnology, doi:10.1038/nbt.3840, 2017.)