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Interspecies pancreas transplants

A mouse pancreas grown in a rat controls blood-sugar levels when transplanted into a mouse that models type 1 diabetes. This achievement provides a tantalizing glimpse of how organs could be grown for therapeutic use. See Article p.191

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Figure 1: A rat-grown mouse pancreas to treat diabetic mice.

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Zhou, Q. Interspecies pancreas transplants. Nature 542, 168–169 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21490

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