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The first human esophagus grown in a lab

Scientists have grown a model human esophagus using pluripotent stem cells for the first time.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • By precisely timing the application of different chemicals, scientists have grown a small, model esophagus from stem cells.
  • They used the model esophagus to clarify why a certain congenital condition occurs.
  • Using this technique, future researchers will be able to understand the nature of diseases better, develop new treatments, and even repair damaged esophagi.
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