Spare parts for humans: tissue engineers develop lab-grown lungs and limbs

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9 Responses to “Spare parts for humans: tissue engineers develop lab-grown lungs and limbs”

  1. joseph says:

    I’ll take a pancreas please.

  2. Chairboy says:

    If this technique was used to grow human meat steak, what would the societal response/implications be?  Would people buy it?  Would there be protests?  How would religion weigh in? 

    • Malic says:

      How about something simpler?  An ethical-hangup-free leather coat made out cultured skin with yourself as a donor? It’s probably possible today – except that a pair gloves would probably cost as much as a house…

  3. Dwen Dooley says:

    This is useful, I left my heart in san francisco.

  4. Zig says:

    Nice to see that at least one US news source is using a journalist who can actually do science journalism and do it well.

  5. savagejen says:

    I hope this goes to market quickly. Transplants cost $$$$$$.

  6. Dungeonbrownies says:

    I’ve taken this guy’s introductory developmental biology course and he’s crazy good. Also pretty funny. I’m glad he’s getting the attention he deserves :D

  7. Culturedropout says:

    “Lab-grown Large Penis” spam in 3…2…1…

  8. Culturedropout says:

    “The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine?”  “Then you know it?”  “Yes, we’re familiar with it.”

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