Nature Methods | Editorial
Method of the Year 2017
We've chosen organoids as Method of the Year 2017, for their immense potential as tools to study human biology in health and disease. A News Feature gives a flavor of the exciting applications of these 3D constructs, and a Primer provides a short overview for newcomers to the field. Two expert Commentaries consider these tools from different angles: how cutting-edge imaging is synergizing with organoid culture to deepen our view into many biological systems, and how pluripotent stem cell-derived constructs can be used to model the human brain. As in the past, we've also chosen eight 'methods to watch' for the future.