Human Forebrain Circuits Wiring-up – in a dish

Autism-related errant migration of neurons corrected in patient-derived 3D “spheroids”

National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded neuroscientists have created a 3D window into the human brain’s budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development. What’s more, they used it to discover and experimentally correct – in a petri dish – defective cell migration caused by an autism-related disorder.