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. 

Jun 16, 2017
The Scientist Staff

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.