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  • Writer's pictureLaurent DECORY

Can we actually grow organs ?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Organoids such as "mini-brains" or "mini-hearts" currently used in labs are very limited. How far are we from growing actual organs ?

 

Organoids such as "mini-brains", "mini-hearts" or "mini-livers" used today in research laboratories are very limited. Although they enable to test drugs or understand cell interactions, they come nowhere near the complexity or real organs.


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So will we ever be able to grow actual organs, usable for transplants ?


A startup called "Volumetric" has a plan to make it happen.




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