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Anjana Ahuja: The month ahead

By Anjana Ahuja   December 2013

The New Organ Prize will be launched at the World Stem Cell Summit in San Diego on 4th December. The prize, created by the Methuselah Foundation, which promotes anti-ageing research, will go to the first scientist who grows and transplants a fully functioning organ from a patient’s own cells, hopefully within the next decade. The trophy is designed to revolutionise the field of regenerative medicine; currently, three people a day die in the UK waiting for a transplant. The pot has yet to be confirmed as it will be crowdfunded (www.neworgan.org).

Expect a buzz from 1st December, as an EU…

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