What unusual environment do scientists say is ideal for growing replacement human organs?


by / June 20, 2011
"Merry Christmas! I brought you a new liver! " (photo credit: USDA.gov)

Answer: Inside pigs.

By injecting a person's stem cells into the embryo of another species, it's possible to grow "spare" human parts that are less likely to be rejected by a person's body.

According to the Telegraph, "researchers say the technique could allow pigs to grow human organs from patient's stem cells for use as transplants."

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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