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Lab-Grown Kidney Successfully Tested in Rats

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April 14, 2013
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Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston created a functioning rat kidney.


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AFP (Aug. 5, 2013) — Scientists on Monday unveiled the world's first lab-grown beef burger, serving it up to volunteers in London in what they hope is the start of a food revolution. The five ounce patty, which cost more than 250,000 euros ($330,000) to produce, has been made using strands of meat grown from muscle cells taken from a living cow.
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