Girl gets new windpipe made from stem cells

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Dr. Paolo Macchiarini, center, holds a replica of a windpipe, bioengineered using plastic fibers and human stem cells, at a news conference at the Children's Hospital of Illinois Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Macchiarini implanted a windpipe in 2-year-old Hannah Warren in a landmark transplant operation on April 9, 2013, assisted by Dr. Rick Pearl, left, and Dr. Mark Holterman. Hannah was born in South Korea without a windpipe and is the youngest patient ever to get the experimental treatment. (AP Photo/Journal Star, David Zalaznik)