Category: Science methods

An organoid model to study the human placenta

In vitro generated trophoblast organoids closely resemble the human villous placenta. Throughout a pregnancy, the developing fetus is supported by the placenta, an extraembryonic organ that maintains the connection to the maternal uterine wall and performs a complex set of functions from nutrient supply, gas exchange to hormone production and immune responses. Despite its essential …

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Genome editing – A CRISPR factsheet

The CRISPR-Cas system is a genome editing technique that allows to alter the genetic code of any given organism. The method, which is derived from an inherent adaptive immune system in bacteria and archaea, was first published in 2012 and has since taken the scientific community by storm. Owing to its simplicity and efficiency it …

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