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Lab grown thymus

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Published on Aug 26, 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 team created a thymus - an organ in the body located next to the heart that produces immune cells known as T cells that are vital for guarding against disease. The advance could in future aid the development of 'lab-grown' replacement organs.

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