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Grow-your-own organs could be here within five years, as scientists prove they work in pigs

Written by Sarah Knapton

Lungs being grown in the lab Photo credit: UTMB

Grow-your-own organs could be available for desperately ill patients within five years, after scientists successfully transplanted bioengineered lungs into pigs for the first time.

The team at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) showed that lab-grown organs were quickly accepted by the animals, and within just two weeks had developed a network of blood vessels. Read more.

Published Aug 1st, 2018 by The Telegraph

 


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