Human Liver Grown Inside A MouseSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:44
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.