Photo: First Lab-Grown Organs Implanted in Humans



A doctor at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, dips a specially constructed biodegradable mold—shaped like a bladder and seeded with human bladder cells—into a growth solution on March 30, 2006. In a medical first, working lab-grown transplant organs have been made from a patient's own cells.

Photograph © AP Photo/Brian Walker


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