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Kidneys grown in rats could pave way for human transplant options

TOKYO: Scientists said Wednesday they have successfully used mice stem cells to grow kidneys in rat embryos, using a technique that could one day help grow human kidneys for transplant. But the researchers cautioned that their success was only a first step and that "serious technical barriers and complex ethical issues" remain before the process could be used for human organs. The technique has previously been used to grow mice-derived pancreases in rats, but the new study is the first evidence that it could one day…