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World’s First ‘Menstrual Cycle in a Dish’ Simulates Female Body

Published March 28, 2017

In a laboratory in Chicago, a palm-size device had its first period.

The device looks much like a Japanese bento box, but instead of dividers for sushi, each compartment contains living tissues. One has a bit of mouse ovary; others hold pieces made from a human uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and liver. The team named the device the EVATAR, a play on the idea of an avatar, or virtual representation of a person, combined with the name of the Bible’s first woman…