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The government-backed research institute Riken and regenerative medicine firm Organ Technologies Inc. said Monday they will soon start animal testing of a newly developed method to culture hair follicles for transplantation.

Some 5,000 to 10,000 strands of hair can be grown from a small amount of follicle tissue created using three types of stem cells found in the scalp according to Riken’s Takashi Tsuji, who leads the study.

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