A Winding Romp Through Advances in Cell Biology Pushes Readers to Ponder the Boundaries of Life

October 29, 2019

(Science) – A small bundle of human nerve cells are being cultured in a petri dish. The cells divide. They differentiate into cell types found in the brain. The cell network grows dense and develops brain-like structures—layers and folds. The cells begin to signal. The brain cell cluster has been derived from skin cells harvested from science writer Philip Ball’s shoulder.