“Mini Organs” Could Change How We Treat Diseases from Cystic Fibrosis to Cancer
In the Netherlands, Els van der Heijden has lived for over 50 years with cystic fibrosis (CF). She hasn’t let it stop her from finishing college and starting a career in consulting, rising above the many challenges that the hereditary condition involves. But despite her resilience, Heijden has described living with CF as living with “a dark cloud hanging over my head.” This was, however, before she read about a child named Fabian whose life was saved with a “mini-organ” grown from a small piece of colon tissue (the colon is one of several organs affected by CF).
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