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Researchers grow ‘seed’ of spinal cord tissue in a dish

26 August 2014

Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have for the first time managed to turn stem cells into the specialised cells that go on to form spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue in the growing embryo.

Fully functional immune organ grown in mice from lab-created cells

22 August 2014

Scientists have for the first time grown a complex, fully functional organ from scratch in a living animal by transplanting cells that were originally created in a laboratory. The advance could in future aid the development of ‘lab-grown’ replacement organs.  

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