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Scientists create first human-sheep hybrids -

• By Mia De Graaf

The Stanford University project grew embryos which had sheep and human cells

Scientists plan to implant stem cells into sheep and hope human organs grow 

Scientists have created the first ever human-sheep hybrids, paving the way for organs to be grown in animals which can be transplanted into humans.

The successful Stanford University project could even open the door to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes by creating healthy pancreases to regulate blood sugar.

While scientists have previously developed human-pig hybrids, sparking excitement that they could use them grow human organs, no team has been able to take it to the next step.



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