Could Animals Grow Human Organs in the Near Future?
from By Chelsea Adams
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that growing humans organs in other species could be possible. In a recent study, researchers successfully injected human stem cells into a pig embryo. While the developing embryo was "highly inefficient," the stem cells developed into the precursors of heart and liver cells. Even though that embryo — dubbed a "chimera" — would not have survived, it's the most successful combination of two large, distinct animals to date.
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