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Kidney Grown from Adult Stem Cells

What?! No human beings were killed in the creation of this kidney? Bah!

Scientists in Australia have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants. The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Cell Biology, followed years of research and involved the transformation of human skin cells into an organoid – a functioning "mini-kidney" with a width of only a few millimetres.
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1 comments:

Rebecca Taylor said...

The abstract for this paper says they used human embryonic stem cells. News reports maybe wrong. I am looking into it. Maybe too soon to celebrate.


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