RICARDO CRUZ-ACUÑ The, GEORGIA TECH To cultivate organoids within culture, scientists bathe them in growth-promoting materials based on mice. But this limits their use in treating individual diseases due to the risk for zoonotic infections. To resolve this problem, researchers engineered a synthetic gel that can also perform the job.
See R. Cruz-Acuñ a et ing., “ Synthetic hydrogels for human intestinal organoid era and colonic wound repair, ” Character Cell Biology , doi: ten. 1038/ncb3632, 2017.