Organ Replacement

Human Kidneys Grown in Pigs

TL;DR Researchers from Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health have successfully grown humanized kidneys in pig embryos for the first time. The study, published in Cell Stem Cell, used a three-step technique to overcome previous challenges in interspecies chimeras. While the long-term goal is human organ transplantation, the immediate applications include studying human organ development and diseases.

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