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Lab-grown kidneys transplanted in to rats

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Scientists have succeeded in transplanting a working rat kidney that was grown in a laboratory.

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have fitted rats with kidneys that were grown in a lab from stripped-down kidney scaffolds.

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Pretty soon need a new organ they will grow you one. Hopefully it will keep you from having to take those anti rejection drugs.

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Question is, will your insurance pay for it. Odds are they won't on the grounds that you'll just die at some point any way and it's just a waste of money......their's.

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Amazing! Thanks go to the animals that had to die for this!

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I don't think you'll need to worry about insurance for a while as they'll be looking for volunteers but on another note,WOW!!! I never imagined this kind of science in my lifetime

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AWESOME ! Absolutely fantastic !!! :clap:

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speaking as someone with only one kidney, all i can say is, 'about bloody time!!'

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Amazing! Thanks go to the animals that had to die for this!

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i'm not sure any animals WOULD'VE had to die?

the kidneys were grown from stem cells, and a rat can live as easily with one as it can with two until the airfix/mattel one was fitted back in!

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