Thursday, March 10, 2011

Scientists Grow New Body Parts in the Lab

Urethra Grown in Lab

By Alice Park

     Watching human organs take shape in a lab dish is no longer the realm of science fiction: as scientists get better at applying engineering techniques to living cells and tissues, lab-grown organs are increasingly becoming a reality. And this week, researchers at Wake Forest University report that they have for the first time successfully created a urethra that worked in human patients.

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