5/1/2013

Almost one month following the transplant of a bioengineered windpipe, a 2-year-old girl is responsive and can breathe on her own. The toddler was born without a trachea, and her implant was made from plastic fibers and her own bone marrow stem cells. The surgery was the sixth in the world and the first in the U.S. A clinical trial is planned in the U.S. to further evaluate the procedure's benefits and risks and track patient response to the transplants.

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