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in vitro cellular & developmental biology - animal

In vitro cellular and developmental biology - animal is the study of animal cells and tissues outside of the body (in glass containers). Scientists take tiny pieces of animal tissues and put them in a special mixture of nutrients called "media" that helps them grow and become bigger and more complex.

Just like how you take care of a plant by giving it water and food, scientists take care of these cells by giving them the nutrients they need to survive and grow. They also try different things to see how they affect the cells, like adding chemicals or changing the temperature or lighting.

These experiments can help us learn more about how animals develop, how their bodies work, and how diseases affect them. By studying animal cells and tissues in vitro, scientists can find new ways to treat diseases or even create new drugs that could help people or animals who are sick.