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    Take a heart or lung from a corpse or an animal, checmically strip away the cells leaving behind the collagen matrix that defiens the shape of the organ, seed it with stem cells from the recipient, wait a few weeks - new heart or whatever made from the recipient's own cells.

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    I firmly applaud this, and am completely disgusted that anyone, regardless of religious belief, would try to prohibit the healing of the sick and dying because of religious reasons. As many of you know, I'm normally the first to try to step to the defense of religion, but this was a situation that I can't really think of a good defense for. On a happier note, I'm glad to see that this is becoming easier, but I'm super excited for the recent test of a nerve integrated, fully-functional bionic limbs...
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2009 edited
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    There was an interesting piece of news related to this in Gizmodo: Stem Cell Contact Lenses Cure Blindness in Less Than a Month