In a 1st, scientists develop human kidneys inside growing pig embryos

Additional growth is required, however this expertise may in the future be used to assist relieve shortages in human organs wanted for transplantation. (Picture credit score: J. Wang et al/Cell Stem Cell 2023.)

Scientists have efficiently grown a human organ inside one other animal for the primary time. 

In a brand new examine, revealed Thursday (Sept. 7) within the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers inserted human stem cells into genetically tweaked pig embryos. When these have been implanted into surrogate pig moms, the embryos developed early-stage human kidneys inside about 28 days. 

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