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How the windpipe was transplanted


Scientists have successfully carried out the world's first tissue-engineered whole organ transplant, without the need for anti-rejection drugs.

BBC Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh talks through the pioneering research.

(Graphic courtesy of Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)


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