Can we actually grow organs ?
Updated: Mar 24, 2020
Organoids such as "mini-brains" or "mini-hearts" currently used in labs are very limited. How far are we from growing actual organs ?
Organoids such as "mini-brains", "mini-hearts" or "mini-livers" used today in research laboratories are very limited. Although they enable to test drugs or understand cell interactions, they come nowhere near the complexity or real organs.
So will we ever be able to grow actual organs, usable for transplants ?
A startup called "Volumetric" has a plan to make it happen.