Gut Tissue with Functional Nervous System Created in Laboratory for First Time

Scientists created human gut tissue containing a functional nervous system in the laboratory for the first time. According to the authors of the study, “Engineered human pluripotent-stem-cell-derived intestinal tissues with a functional enteric nervous system,” which was published in the leading scientific journal Nature Medicine, this research could help treat people with conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, they warned: “The complexity of the [gut] tissue will...
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