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Scientists Create Early Liver From Human Stem Cells, Nature Reveals


7/8/2013 8:15:16 AM

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Scientists used human stem cells to create precursors to human livers like those in fetuses, and the early organs functioned as livers when transplanted into mice. These buds didn’t grow into regular livers and any treatment for humans is at least a decade away, according to the research published in the journal Nature. Still, the study demonstrated the first steps toward potentially creating new organs for transplants, researchers said.

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