Contact: Jim Dryden
Washington University School of Medicine
Caption: Washington University scientists have developed a method to grow human intestinal epithelial cells from tiny biopsies that are collected from patients during routine screening procedures like colonoscopies. They say the new technique could soon lead to personalized treatments for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
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