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Need an Organ? A Lab-Grown One May Work One Day

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June 17, 2013
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Some types of experimental lab-grown body parts are now implanted in people and working well, but challenges remain in creating complex structures. Researchers hope one day to ease chronic shortages of much needed organs.


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