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Scientists Put Living Human Tissue on Silicon Chip

Testing new drugs for safety and effectiveness is an expensive and time-consuming process. Designing silicon computer chips that mimic human organs, can make that process faster and cheaper. The silicon chips, smaller than a child's hand, are lined with living cells that function and respond like specific organs.  The chips are being created as part of the Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program to evaluate the safety of drug compounds. The program is led by the National Center...

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