When we’ve previously heard about “organs on a chip,” they’ve been miniature recreations of healthy organs. If they’re being used for research into the treatment of health problems, however, then it only makes sense that those “organs” should have something wrong with them. With that in mind, a group of Harvard scientists have created the world’s first lab-grown sample of functioning human heart tissue that has a cardiovascular disease.
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