Scientists grow human liver in laboratory

August 15, 2019  22:30

Specialists from the Medical School of the University of Pittsburgh (US) managed to grow mini-liver in laboratory conditions, taking as a basis genetically modified human cells, MedicalXpress reported.

According to the source, the resulting tissue mimics a person’s liver with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is directly related to obesity. Genetically modified human skin cells were transplanted into the modified rat liver to create it.

A grown mini-liver has the structural features of a regular organ (for example, it has blood vessels).

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