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Alysson Muotri

Professor, University of California, San Diego

Alysson Muotri is professor of pediatrics and of cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He also co-directs the Stem Cell Program at the university’s Moores Cancer Center.

March 2017

With tweaks, brains in a dish may yield clear clues to autism

by  /  21 March 2017

‘Mini-brains’ created in a dish may reveal autism’s roots and point to treatments, but they do not yet mirror some critical features of a human brain.