A radical new approach to generating human organs is to grow them inside pigs or sheep

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Biologists are building banks of ‘organoids’, and learning a lot about human development on the way

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Peter Ubel: “(T)he transplant system in the US suffers from terrible geographic disparities. People needing liver transplants in Northern California wait more than six years on average for an organ to become available, versus only three months in places like Memphis Tennessee.”

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With people living longer than ever, being able to replace bits of the human body as they wear out has become a new frontier in medicine

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In the U.S., an average of 21 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, and the wait times can range from four months for a heart to five years for a kidney, dependent on the how sick the patient is, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the Gift of Life Donor Program

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Everything for Sale?

May 14, 2015

Can I sell my kidney? Debra Satz, James Childress, Michele Goodwin and Alvin Roth debate the ethics and economics of compensation for body parts (video)

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Organ Donors Behind Bars

April 26, 2013

NY Times Room For Debate, Featuring Ruth Faden. With nearly 118,000 people in the U.S. waiting for hearts, kidneys, livers and other life-saving transplants, why not let inmates become donors?

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