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Making New Livers out of Old Ones

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital are building new livers by using old, unhealthy ones that would normally be discarded. The scientists use a gentle detergent to wash away old cells and debris. The remaining scaffold, which retains its blood-vessel architecture, can then be seeded with healthy liver cells and transplanted into a living animal.

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