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March 10, 2011 / Martijn

Scientists Grow Body Parts in the Lab

Watching human organs take shape in a lab dish is no longer the realm of science fiction: as scientists get better at applying engineering techniques to living cells and tissues, lab-grown organs are increasingly becoming a reality. And this week, researchers at Wake Forest University report that they have for the first time successfully created a urethra that worked in human patients.

via Sci-Fi Becomes Reality: Scientists Grow a New Urethra, and Possibly Many Other Human Organs, in the Lab – TIME Healthland.

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