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But the researchers cautioned that their success was only a first step and that “serious technical barriers and complex ethical issues” remain before the process could be used for human organs.

The technique has previously been used to grow mouse-derived pancreases in rats, but the new study is the first evidence that it could one day provide a solution to the massive shortage of donor kidneys for people with renal disease.

The research, published Wednesday in the Nature Communications journal, began with the development of a suitable “host” in which the kidneys could be grown.

…continue reading ‘Mouse Kidneys Grown in Rats Could Pave Way for Human Transplant Options’

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