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Human organs ‘could be grown in animals within a year’

Posted By yihan On June 20, 2013 @ 11:53 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Julian Ryall
Telegraph UK [1]
June 20, 2013

A panel of scientists and legal experts appointed by the government has drawn up a recommendation that will form the basis of new guidelines for Japan’s [2] world-leading embryonic research.

There is widespread support in Japan for research that has raised red flags in other countries. Scientists plan to introduce a human stem cell into the embryo of an animal – most likely a pig – to create what is termed a “chimeric embryo” that can be implanted into an animal’s womb.

That will then grow into a perfect human organ, a kidney or even a heart, as the host animal matures.

When the adult creature is slaughtered, the organ will then be harvested and transplanted into a human with a malfunctioning organ.

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[1] Telegraph UK: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10132347/Human-organs-could-be-grown-in-animals-within-a-year.html

[2] Japan’s: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10132347/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan

[3] Pigs could grow human organs in stem cell breakthrough: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pigs-could-grow-human-organs-in-stem-cell-breakthrough.html

[4] Human sperm created from stem cells in world first, claims British university: http://www.prisonplanet.com/human-sperm-created-from-stem-cells-in-world-first-claims-british-university.html

[5] Scientists want debate on animals with human genes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientists-want-debate-on-animals-with-human-genes.html

[6] EU bans patents of stem cells if embryo destroyed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-bans-patents-of-stem-cells-if-embryo-destroyed.html

[7] Animal to human organ transplants come closer after GM pig breakthrough: http://www.prisonplanet.com/animal-to-human-organ-transplants-come-closer-after-gm-pig-breakthrough.html

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