In a world’s first, five Chinese children have grown new ears from their own cells. In an article in the New Scientist they report that Chinese researchers have taken a procedure previously used in the 1990s to grow a human ear on the back of a mouse to grow a new ear on children who had previously suffered from a deformed condition of their ear from birth. The science of the approach could eventually see the growth of other complex human organs. A 3-D scaffold based on a patients’ healthy ear is seeded with their cartilage-creating cells. First grown in a dish, it’s then implanted beneath the skin.
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