Published in Blood Weekly, June 28th, 2001
Currently, as an alternative to a donated organ, strategies have been developed for replacing diseased or damaged organs by using the patient's own tissue as a base to create a tissue engineered organ in the lab. However, in situations where a patient's organ is so badly diseased that it becomes nearly impossible to take a tissue biopsy from that organ to create a new organ, the availability of pluripotent stem cells, or a colony of many cells, may be beneficial, according to study...
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