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Scientists Grow Primitive Human Kidneys In A Dish

Scientists have tried for years to grow artificial kidneys in the lab. They've gotten a bit closer by using stem cells to create an "organoid" much like a fetal kidney. But it's missing key parts.

Kevin McCarthy, then in the California Assembly, walks to the governor's office at the Capitol in Sacramento in 2006. Rick Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Kevin McCarthy Could Be The Next Speaker. Is He Still A 'Bakersfield Boy'?

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In Boston, Edmund Hassan, a deputy superintendent of emergency medical services, and his colleagues regularly revive people who have overdosed on opioids. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Reversing Opioid Overdoses Saves Lives But Isn't A Cure-All

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Scientists Grow Primitive Human Kidneys In A Dish

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Bitch Planet takes place in a world dominated by men where offenses like being "noncompliant" can land a woman on a prison planet. Image Comics hide caption

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Planet 'B': How A Feminist Comic Book Found Devoted Fans Through Absurdity

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The Russian leader, shown here as "Vladimir Vladimirovich Buddha," was depicted as various pop culture heroes and religious, mythical and historical figures at a Moscow exhibition on Wednesday, his 63rd birthday. MAXIM SHIPENKOV/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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In Honor Of His 63rd, Putin Plays Hockey And Is Painted As The Buddha

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A gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where prisoners are executed. The death penalty was at the Supreme Court again Wednesday. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Death Penalty Back At The Supreme Court In New Term

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'This Is Our Guy': Musicians Rally For Harry Nilsson, An Icon Who Dodged Fame

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