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Grow your own trachea
Posted: 11 July 2011

From printing bone implants and kidneys to growing your own organs - it's really happening now.

Here's a patient who has been saved with a 'natural' artificial trachea grown from his own stem cells and transplanted into his body. This was the scenario we envisaged back in 2004 when this MindBullet was published, and is starting to become a viable alternative to transplants from donors.

How long before we can order new livers to replace our over-used ones? Cheers!

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