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Tissue Engineering – World’s first synthetic organ transplant

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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.

Read more: Original article from The Guardian

 

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