Human Organoids: A New Dimension in Cell Biology
Human organoids are being hailed as a major development in biomedicine in a recently-released report by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). According to the report, human organoids “have the potential to overcome a number of previous limitations in biomedical research” and will allow researchers to gain “insights into human development, generating accurate models of human disease, and developing authentic and patient-specific tissue sources for regenerative medicine.” According to the report, the potential applications for organoid research include:
• Improvements in the study of human developmental biology
• The unique ability to identify the mechanisms of human disease
• Tremendous potential for applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
• Development of patient-specific clinical models for personalized drug development
• Significant reduction in cost and time for development of prescription drug development
You can read the report at https://www.ascb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Final-v2-for-printing.pdf.
For more information or to talk with members of the ASCB Task Force, contact Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Policy and Media Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-347-9308.