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Whole organ 'grown' in world first

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A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.

A group of cells developed into a thymus - a critical part of the immune system - when transplanted into mice.

The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, could pave the way to alternatives to organ transplantation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-28887087

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ineffectiveArtist

Oh, so could this cure diabetes then?

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bubblykiss

So how much will it cost in combined total for me to destroy my current liver with standard vodka and Scotch and then get a replacement grown, shipped and slipped into the spot of my now ruined organ?

Please say under $2,000?

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calaf

Scientists grow entire organ in world first.

I know you're all thinking it! (What, nobody?)

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TheGreatBeliever

Wonder how r nanobots getting on

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pallidin

Impressive first steps, to be sure.

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