The BBC reports that although we are "years away from human therapies," the first, fully-functional organ, was grown entirely from scratch by scientists at the Medical Research Council centre for regenerative medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
[Scientists] started with cells from a mouse embryo.
These cells were genetically "reprogrammed" and started to transform into a type of cell found in the thymus.
These were mixed with other support-role cells and placed inside mice.
Once inside, the bunch of cells developed into a functional thymus.
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