Sophisticated ‘mini-brains’ add to evidence of Zika’s toll on fetal cortex

Posted by on April 22, 2016 6:12 pm
Categories: Science

Studying a new type of pinhead-size, lab-grown brain made with technology first suggested by three high school students, researchers have confirmed a key way in which Zika virus causes microcephaly and other damage in fetal brains: by infecting specialized stem cells that build its outer layer, the cortex.

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