Scientists work to develop human organs from stem cells

| | August 7, 2012
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Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have teamed up with their counterparts all over the world, working to develop human organs from the stem cells of the patient. Using a 3-D printer, and other tools, their goal is to eradicate the risk of rejection by building organs that won’t require the immunosuppressant drugs current patients have to take.

Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Christopher Chen says he and his colleagues have been working hard on using stem cells to engineer tissues.

View the original article here: Scientists Work To Develop Human Organs From Stem Cells – CBS Local

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