Scientists plan to grow human organs in pigs for transplantation
Scientists plans to use human stem cells to grow pancreases in pigs for transplantation. The first project to grow human organs in animals is expected to be launched in Japan within a year or so, once it clears government and university screening committees. Nakauchi's team plans to use human introduced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) to reproduce pancreases in the experiment.
Like embryonic stem cells, iPS cells can develop into any kind of cells. Moreover, they can be generated directly from adult cells without the need for embryos and can avoid transplant rejection problems.
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