Cambridge Lab Grows ‘Mini-Placentas’ for Pre-Enclampsia Study

January 18, 2024

picture of a pregnant woman's baby bump

(BBC) – Scientists have grown “mini-placentas” in a laboratory to help them better understand pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia occurs in about six in 100 first pregnancies. It can put at risk both the mother and baby’s health. The international study shows it is possible to experiment on a developing human placenta. (Read More)