If this is true, this is a HUGE step for stem cell research!
A group of Japanese scientists are claiming to have created a functioning human liver out of stem cells!
The team transplanted induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into the body of a mouse, where it grew into a small, but working, human liver.
A TINY HUMAN LIVER INSIDE OF A MOUSE!
iPS cells have the potential to develop into any body tissue and can be taken from adults — so there's much less of a moral objection to this.
They're saying the breakthrough will lead to creating human organs we can use for transplants!
Science! Science! Science!
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