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Human organs to be grown inside animals


Posted on Saturday, 22 June, 2013 | Comment icon 26 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Researchers in Japan are waiting for approval to begin growing organs in pigs for human transplant.

Researchers at the centre for stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the University of Tokyo have developed a pioneering technique that could allow human organs to be grown inside pigs and then harvested for transplant patients. If successful, the breakthrough could lead to an unlimited supply of organs available for transplant without lengthy waiting lists.

There is a snag however - in order to begin trialling the technique the scientists will require approval from the Japanese government because what they are planning is prohibited under current guidelines. A panel of science and legal experts will be drawing up a recommendation that they are hoping will convince authorities to grant them permission to proceed with the research.

"Japanese scientists are expecting to be granted approval to grow human organs in animals and then harvest them for transplant within the next year."

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Comment icon #17 Posted by shrooma on 23 June, 2013, 15:01
Well, we already use the heart valves from pigs in open heart surgery. How do these religions deal with that if it's a matter of life or death? . very poorly I should imagine sundew. there's a thread on here about a jehova's witness couple who let not one, but TWO of their children die after refusing medical treatment for them. it seems that some religions have a long way to go before they catch up with reason & sanity.....
Comment icon #18 Posted by Sundew on 23 June, 2013, 15:23
. if only other believers thought that way too daniel..... Well, as a believer who loves both God and science I can only say that modern technology is not free from ethical concerns. When my father lay dying, his brain apparently dead and in and advanced age, my sister and I were put in the difficult decision as to disconnect life support or not. Fortunately that decision was taken out of our hands when he passed away in the night. For example, when we use the lines of approved embryos for research, we are in effect, killing potential human beings. We destroy one life to potentially save other... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by danielost on 23 June, 2013, 18:44
. if only other believers thought that way too daniel..... Everyone has the right to believe what they want, at least in the usa. As for some religion choices, the muslims believe just the act of touching a pig will send them to hell.
Comment icon #20 Posted by danielost on 23 June, 2013, 18:49
. then the choice should be given to the child in question, it is after all, their life. 'hi kid, wanna die?' 'no sir.' 'cool. have this kidney.' not difficult really..... Until they look to mom or dad.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Tutankhaten-pasheri on 23 June, 2013, 19:17
Japanese have been primed for this for years, as even a quick glimpse at manga will show. So probably some Cat/Human hybrid soon to be seen prowling in downtown Tokyo.....
Comment icon #22 Posted by Lava_Lady on 23 June, 2013, 20:23
When I first read the title to this story, I interpreted it as scientists in Japan received permission to create human/animal hybrids or something to that effect.... I'm not saying I'm dissapointed but we all would have had a lot more to talk about.
Comment icon #23 Posted by danielost on 23 June, 2013, 23:09
The bible says not eat blood. Jehovah witnesses see this as any foregn blood entering their bodies. Like ivs.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Harte on 24 June, 2013, 1:15
. so do I sundew. the only ethical objections so far are of the 'scientists playing god' type, which is why a lot of stem cell research on humans is banned outright, but believe me, if it were THEIR children dying from something that could be cured by grown organs, the protesters would be the first ones kicking down the lab doors to get some! when children are dying, NOT researching the best way to save them is unethical in my eyes. it's unethical in the eyes of everyone WITH eyes! save the dying, and let the naysayers be damned..... Why is it always about "the children" dying? I'd like a new ... [More]
Comment icon #25 Posted by izybess on 6 July, 2013, 2:58
Combine this with the head transplant and we are all going to be very Frankenstein looking lol
Comment icon #26 Posted by danielost on 6 July, 2013, 3:52
A clone is only identical to the doner until they have different expearences.


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