Replacing Body Parts
Custom-made hearts, lungs, kidneys, and other organs could revolutionize organ transplantation.
Scientists are learning how to grow custom-made body parts so they can be ready when you—and your vital organs—start falling apart. At the University of Minnesota, Doris Taylor and her colleagues strip organs of their cells, reseed the organ “skeletons” with living cells, and watch as the organs start working right in front of their eyes. WATCH this amazing Nova ScienceNOW episode
Aired January 26, 2011 on PBS