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Bioengineering Cloning

Bioengineers Grow Dog Bladder Tissue on Mouse

16 years, 8 months ago

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Posted on Sep 22, 2002, 11 a.m. By Bill Freeman

In an experiment that brings scientists a step closer towards creating human tissues for transplantation, researchers in China have successfully regrown tissue taken from a dog's bladder on a mouse's back. The bio-engineers responsible for the creation report that the mouse is healthy and still active, meanwhile the 'dog bladder' has grown fast spurred on by nutrients obtained from the mouse.

In an experiment that brings scientists a step closer towards creating human tissues for transplantation, researchers in China have successfully regrown tissue taken from a dog's bladder on a mouse's back. The bio-engineers responsible for the creation report that the mouse is healthy and still active, meanwhile the 'dog bladder' has grown fast spurred on by nutrients obtained from the mouse. While China is opposed to human cloning it actively encourages research into the cloning of human tissues such as bone and cartilage for the purpose of transplants.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 21st August 2001

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