December 15, 2009 in Features
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An ear implant is seeded with cartilage cells. The implant technology could make replacement organs readily available, with no risk of rejection. McClatchy-Tribune photos

Cells from an organ to be replaced are put into nutrients, where they multiply and create a “soup,” explained Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina.