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Scientists can now grow a beating human heart from stem cells

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    Scientists can now grow a beating human heart from stem cells

    I know that the use of Stem cells has been controversial, but this is rather amazing in my opinion.

    The study, published in the journal Circulation Research, detailed that the team took adult skin cells, using a technique called messenger RNA to turn them into pluripotent stem cells, before inducing them to become two different types of cardiac cells.

    Then for two weeks they infused the hearts with a nutrient solution, allowing them to develop under the same circumstances a heart would grow inside a human body.
    When shocked with electricity, they started beating.

    This represents the closest that medical researchers have come to growing an entire beating human heart.

    The next step, would be to find a way to help the cells mature faster and perfect the mimicry of conditions under which the heart develops - thus minimising the likelihood of the body rejecting a heart.
    https://www.indy100.com/article/huma...nology-7521166
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    When they can grow an entire human being, will it be a person or property?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    When they can grow an entire human being, will it be a person or property?
    I would hope that that would never be legal. With that said, I am sure that the super rich elite would "grow" their own army anyways. Being a dad of a Daughter with diabetes, I would love to see replaceable organs that are grown that will not be rejected by the host become a reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    When they can grow an entire human being, will it be a person or property?
    OMG, I want my own Kelly Lebrock (Weird Science 1985)

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    This is pretty amazing...as long as they dont try to grow full humans.

    I can see the ultra rich growing new organs to acheive some sort of manufactured immortality...go on ahead, life is long and sucks enough I do not want to stay her any longer than my Lord and Savior requirez

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherSOFSurvivor View Post
    This is pretty amazing...as long as they dont try to grow full humans.

    I can see the ultra rich growing new organs to acheive some sort of manufactured immortality...go on ahead, life is long and sucks enough I do not want to stay her any longer than my Lord and Savior requirez

    sent from a paper cup and string via quantum wierdness
    My sentiments as well on all that you said.
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    I'd love to grow a couple of brand new ribs
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    When they can grow an entire human being, will it be a person or property?
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