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Scientists Grow First Functional Replacement Organ

Reprogramming cells to grow functional replacement human organs may be only a decade away. Scientists in Scotland report they have grown a completely new, functioning organ called thymus inside a living mouse. The thymus is located next to the heart and serves as a command center for the immune system. People born without it suffer from immune system disorders. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Regenerative Medicine took connective tissue cells called...

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