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Human Liver Grown Inside A Mouse

Human Liver Grown Inside A Mouse

By Etan Smallman Wednesday 3 Jul 2013 10:56 pm

A human liver has been grown inside a mouse, giving hope that patients could receive new organs created from their own skin cells within a decade.

The breakthrough would eradicate donor waiting lists and the risk of the body rejecting a replacement organ.

Japanese scientists used stem cells to create liver ‘buds’ within mice which grew into a piece of human tissue measuring 5mm.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/03/human-liver-grown-inside-a-mou...

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