Is a Lab-Grown Uterus the Future of Reproductive Health?

Mats Hellström, PhD, a bioengineer at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, is trying to make science fiction a reality: Grow a uterus in the lab, and make pregnancy possible for women diagnosed with infertility. At this point, bioengineering a whole uterus made from the patient’s own cells seems far fetched, reports Hannah Thomasy in Future Human. But the journey of growing cell cultures into organs could yield discoveries that help women down the road. One example: Creating small patches of uterine tissue to repair uterine scarring after surgeries like…