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‘Living hip’ grown in lab genetically engineered to stop arthritis

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The ‘living hip’ which is grown in a lab from stem cells then transplanted in the body CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Arthritis sufferers have been offered new hope after scientists grew a ‘living hip’ in the lab which not only replaces worn cartilage but stops painful joints returning.

Researchers in the US have used stem cells to grow cartilage in the exact shape of a hip joint while also genetically engineering the tissue to release anti-inflammatory molecules to fend off the return of arthritis.