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Scientists For the First Time Build Intact Organ From Cells



Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have reportedly been used to build a complete and functional organ in a living animal for the first time, news.com.au reports.

British scientists produced a working thymus, a vital immune system "nerve centre" located near the heart.

In future the technique, so far only tested on mice, could be used to provide replacement organs for people with weakened immune systems, scientists believe.

But it might be another 10 years before such a treatment is shown to be effective and safe enough for human patients.

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