Saturday, February 02, 2008

Welcome to the Future

Patient in Finland gets a new jaw made from his own stem cells As Insty says, "It is the 21st Century."
HELSINKI: Scientists in Finland said Friday that they had replaced a 65-year-old patient's upper jaw with a bone transplant cultivated from stem cells isolated from his own fatty tissue and grown inside his abdomen.
No rejection - it was made with his own DNA. No animal tissue, no corpse bone, no embryonic-stem-cells.

The first step (well maybe not the first) toward replacement parts grown from your own DNA. Very cool!

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