What’s Your Problem? Making Blood Vessels in a Factory

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Laura Niklason is the co-founder and CEO of Humacyte. Laura’s problem is this: How can you use human cells to create blood vessels that surgeons can pull out of a bag and implant into patients? Although still awaiting FDA approval in the U.S., Humacyte’s vessels have already been used to treat wounded soldiers in Ukraine.

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Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein spent more than a decade as co-host of the Planet Money podcast. He's also the author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, which the New…