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Lab-Grown Bladders

I’m a little behind in posting this, but modern medical science can be so cool:

US scientists have successfully implanted bladders grown in the laboratory from patients’ own cells into people with bladder disease.

The researchers, from North Carolina’s Wake Forest University, have carried out seven transplants, and in some the organ is working well years later.

Read the story at the BBC. I look forward to the day they can do this for livers.