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Researchers Grow Artificial Body Parts in the Lab

Two new studies describe how scientists in the United States, Mexico and Switzerland are growing reproductive organs and nasal cartilage in the laboratory and successfully implanting tissue in patients. The studies are published in the British journal The Lancet. In one article, investigators describe how they replaced the reproductive organs of four teenage girls born with a missing or malformed vagina or uterus. In the second study, scientists replaced portions of noses that had been...

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