Japan team creates liver from stem cells

Japanese scientists have created a functioning human liver from stem cells, according to a newspaper report.

The development, announced on Friday, raises hopes for the manufacture of organs for transplants.

A team of scientists transplanted induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into the body of a mouse. They grew into a small, but working, human liver, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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