Growing Human Kidneys in Rats Sparks Ethical Debate

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Researchers say they have developed a new technique that will get more kidneys to people who need transplants, but the method is sure to be controversial: The research shows that it is feasible to remove a kidney from an aborted human fetus, and implant the organ into a rat, where the kidney can grow to a larger size.

This article explores the ethical considerations surrounding this new research study. Read more here: http://www.livescience.com/49503-human-kidneys-grown-in-rats.html

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