A half sphere of polymer cubes built by researchers at the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology (Images: Javier Gomez Fernandez)
Tubular tissue built by encasing cells in polymer "bricks" and attaching them to a tube-shaped template (Image: Javier Gomez Fernandez)
Earlier this year we looked at a technique to grow 3D cell cultures using magnetic forces to levitate cells while they divided and grew, forming tissues that more closely resemble those inside the human body. Now researchers at the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) have devised a new way to achieve the same goal by using "biological Legos".
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