A cancer patient undergoes the world’s first transplant operation using a synthetic organ. Photograph: Karolinska University Hospital/AFP/Getty Images
Surgeons have performed the first transplant operation using an organ wholly grown in a laboratory to give a man a new windpipe.
The 36-year-old is recovering after surgeons implanted the world’s first wholly lab-grown organ into his body.
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Dr. Takafumi Midorikawa recently joined Professor Kentaro Inoue’s group and will giving a seminar entitled “Regulation of Photosystem I gene expression in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. 6803” at 9:30 – 10:30 am on Monday July 11th at 242 Asmundson Hall.
An abstract of his most recent publication can be found here.