Neat. But the bladder is a fairly simple organ, and it sounds like they're using shortcuts to make something resembling a bladder. I'm not sure if they're really any closer to more complex organs like hearts and livers that are in higher demand for transplants.
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Yeah, the techniques they used here are not readily adaptable to the growth of say a heart,although thats not to knock the achivement. The true breakthrough occurs when we can push tissues through specific developmental pathways, rather than just providing a scaffold.