Published: February 10, 2020
Total Running Time: 00:55:38
Using stem cells—like those found in our earliest embryonic selves—scientists can grow miniature structures called brain organoids. How similar are organoids to real human brains, and what can we do with them? Join a conversation with leading organoid researcher Alysson Muotri to explore how brain organoids might help us study human brain disorders and the earliest stages of brain development.
Alysson Muotri is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on modeling neurological diseases, such as autism spectrum disorders.