Pig On the Farm

Stem Cell Breakthrough: Scientists Almost Ready To Grow Human Organs Inside Pigs

Researchers in Japan have announced a new stem cell research breakthrough that they say will allow them to solve the organ shortage problem by growing human organs inside pigs.

By injecting stem cells from rats into the embryos of mice researchers have already managed to grow rat organs in mice that could not genetically grow their own organs.

Researchers tell the Telegraph that the process should work when injecting human cells into pigs and that they have already created pigs with human blood by injecting them with human blood stem cells.

Scientists believe that the number of organ “rejections” The most immediate application might be for diabetes—in the mice test, the organ generated happened to be a pancreas, the organ that produces insulin.

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