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Japanese Scientists Grow Human Liver On Mouse Brain

Stem cells used to grow world's first fully functioning human liver

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Last week scientists in Japan managed to grow a functioning human liver from stem cells in the lab.

The stem cells were obtained from human skin and were kept alive on a mouse's brain, where they developed blood vessels.

The breakthrough could one day help address the shortage of donor organs needed by those with liver failure.

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