Harvard Is Developing Human-On-a-Chip for Drug Testing, Research

Researchers at the university’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have already developed organs-on-a-chip (like lungs and guts), which are similar to computer chips but instead carry out the basic functions of organs. Now, the researchers are developing chips for the 10 major human organs and linking them together — the end result won’t look very much like a human body — but the organs will interact and provide what some predict will be a cheaper, faster way to test drugs. [Mashable]