TODAY   |  July 04, 2013

Japanese scientists grow human liver from stem cells

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>>> a story out of japan where scientists have created a functional human liver from stem cells from skin anded bloo. they were able to grow what's called liver buds and transplant them into human mice, where they eventually performed the functions of liver cells . it may be ten years before lab grown livers may be used in people.