- July 26, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Science and tech
Apart from animal studies, organoids are now used by scientists to develop vaccines.
- Organoids are tiny, self-organized three-dimensional tissue cultures that are derived from stem cells.
- Such cultures can be crafted to replicate much of the complexity of an organ, or to express selected aspects of it like producing only certain types of cells.
- It aims to replicate a human organ. They have similar three-dimensional structure and cellular composition as human organs, and thus, are better reflective of human biology compared to animal models.