Convergence lab member Piyush Gupta has grown tissue that can produce breast milk in a lab

Convergence lab member Piyush Gupta has created a hydrogel scaffold that mimics the environment of human breast tissue. By seeding it with patient-derived cells they can create models of individual tumors to study in the lab. Here’s what Dr. Gupta of MIT’s Whitehead Institute had to say about the research, published in the journal Breast Cancer Research.

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