American scientists first raised in the laboratory is actually a fully formed human brain. According to experts, this is the most specific at the moment, the biological model of the brain.
As informs The Guardian, researchers from Institute of Ohio (United States) managed to create in the laboratory the human brain, which corresponds to the brain of the embryo, who is on a five-week stage of development. The starting material was pluripotent cells derived from skin cells of an adult.
Grown a brain - portable size, it resembles the eraser on an ordinary pencil. The book reproduces 99% of the genes that exist in the real brain, but there is no circulatory system. Developed body also has a spinal cord, an alarm system and even the retina. With all this consciousness of the synthetic organ has.
Head of research, Dr. Rene Anand has not yet provided a full report about the experiment, saying that he shows up after the receipt of the patent on the technology. According to the expert, the previous researchers was able to copy only some of the nuances of the brain, and this time grown the most specific at the moment, the biological model of the main body of the inhabitant of our planet.
How to convince scientists, the artificial brain may be used to study the development of diseases and conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's: departments that are affected in these diseases develop at an early stage of formation of the psyche. Additionally, the discovery will be useful for investigating the circumstances of the origin of various diseases of the psyche and performance testing of therapeutic agents.
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