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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

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Transplant patients receive own cell organs
By Roger Highfield
(Filed: 04/04/2006)

A milestone has been passed in the field of tissue engineering: the first group of patients has received organs that were grown from their own cells in a laboratory.
Scientists hope that laboratory-grown organs may one day help bring to an end the shortage of organs for transplantation, while avoiding the risk of rejection and infection that accompanies a donor organ.
Daily Telegraph

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