Four young girls born with underdeveloped reproductive systems were given lab grown vaginas 8 years ago… and they work extremely well. Laci is joined by Ross Everett to discuss how recreating body parts in labs will change everything!
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Lab-grown vaginas successfully implanted in girls in tissue-engineering first
“Four teenage girls have received vaginas grown from their own cells in a lab. And they work.”
Laboratory-grown vaginas implanted in patients, scientists report
“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.”
First Noses, Now Vaginas… What Can’t Scientists Grow?
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