Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease

The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.

The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.

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