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UCSB Researchers Open What Could Be Key Door To Replacement Human Organs

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:22am

Some South Coast researchers may have openined a key door on the the path to being able to grow replacement tissue, and organs for humans.

A UC Santa Barbara team has figured out how to stop the commands which tell a developing cell what it’s going to become, and have then reprogrammed them to become something different.

While the research involved worms, the hope is that the same approach can be applied to human cells, to someday create a new liver, or kidney, or lung for someone who needs one.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story.

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