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Hospital approved for hand transplants

LIMB SURGERY:After studying under Taiwan-born Andrew Lee, a leading US limb transplant surgeon, a Kaohsiung surgeon is planning to start experimental operations

Staff writer, with CNA

According to the AP report, Lee has received funding for his work from the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a cooperative research network of top hospitals and universities around the nation that the government formed about five years ago.

With government money, he and several other plastic surgeons around the country are also preparing to carry out more face transplants, possibly using the new minimal immune suppression approach.

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