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Japan Cautiously Pushing Boundaries of Stem Cell Research

In Forbes, John Boyd looks at the question of whether humans will one day be able to regenerate lost limbs

Growing a new body part comes naturally if you happen to be a starfish, salamander or certain kinds of lizard. Humans also have limited regenerative powers. For instance, the liver can regenerate itself after much of it has been surgical removed; the tips of injured fingers and toes can grow back under certain conditions; and our largest organ, the skin, regenerates itself roughly every month. Read the article

Last modified on Thursday, June 09, 2016

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