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Let the debate over animal 'organ factories' begin

Studies suggest it will be possible to grow human parts inside, perhaps, a pig

A team led by the University of Tokyo is creating chimeras with rats and mice. (Photo courtesy of University of Tokyo Lecturer Satoshi Yamaguchi)

TOKYO The humble hog may be destined for a critical role in regenerative medicine -- provided researchers can work around a number of technological challenges and ethical qualms.

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