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Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Implanted in Patients

Scientists reported today the first human recipients of laboratory-grown vaginal organs.
A research team led by Anthony Atala, M.D., director of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, describes in the Lancet long-term success in four teenage girls who received vaginal organs that were engineered with their own cells.

“This pilot study is the first to demonstrate that vaginal organs can be constructed in the lab and used successfully in humans,”

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