Heart tissue grown in lab beats on its own

08/14/2013 | Verge, The

Pluripotent stem cells were the key as University of Pittsburgh researchers achieved the feat of growing human heart tissue that beats on its own. The cells were derived from human skin and engineered to assume the form of a kind of heart cell that can further take on the characteristics of any one of three highly specialized types of cardiac cells.

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