Yale's Laura Niklason Talks About Growing Lungs And Arteries In A Lab

02/02/2015 08:02 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2015
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Laura Niklason is a professor of Anesthesia and Biomedical Engineering at Yale. She is an expert in vascular biology and cardiovascular tissue engineering–meaning she can essentially grow arteries and other tissues in her lab. Her team even successfully engineered rat lungs and transplanted them into rats. She talked to us about her incredible work for our latest installment of “Genius.”

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