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1:23 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Building Organs, On One Microchip At A Time

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 1:46 pm

Bioengineers are developing microchips, about the size of a thumb, that can behave like human organs. Donald Ingber, director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, discusses how the "organ-on-a-chip" works and why the technology could replace the animal model for drug testing.

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