April 15, 2013
Paging Doctor McCoy, White Courtesy Phone Please

Scientists have announced the successful implantation of a lab-grown kidney in a rat. This is by far the most complex organ grown in a lab. The trick, apparently, is in the way the cells are introduced to the "scaffold" that they grow on. The next step will be scaling up the process to see if it can create human-sized (i.e., pig) organs.

Posted by scott at April 15, 2013 06:43 AM

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