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Will We Ever Regenerate Limbs?


Science & Tech  (tags: limb regeneration, ethics, science, study, research, study )

Giana
- 397 days ago - phenomena.nationalgeographic.com
In Spider-Man comics, scientist Curt Connors injects himself with a serum based on lizard DNA and re-grows his amputated arm. He also transforms into a giant humanoid lizard and becomes evil.



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Stan B. (124)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:39 am
Interesting. Don't some crabs have the ability to regrow their claws too?
 

Bob P. (417)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:57 am
interesting thanks Giana
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 2:00 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Alan Lambert (85)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:11 pm
I suspect that it will be possible in a century or two. And, yes, stone crabs (among others) can regrow claws, in fact when these crabs are fished for, only the larger claw is removed and the crab returned to the water to regenerate.
 

D D. (107)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:27 pm
That would really be something....thank you.
 

Natasha Salgado (457)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:53 pm
Very interesting...some fish already have this ability!!! And yes it's totally possible that mankind will also have this ability in the future. Creepy and wacky....thanks Dianne.
 

Glenn Byrnes (194)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:21 am
Noted.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:55 am
I actually believe it will come to pass. It was being studied intensively when I was in colleg about 11 yrs ago.
 

Natalie S. (9)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 1:09 am
Sounds like science fiction upon first reading but I'm sure there shall be developments sooner than we can imagine. Thanks for sharing!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:37 am
Noted, thanks.
 

marie tc (164)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:24 pm
Yes one day I am sure it will be a reality
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:44 am
If some animals can grow another limb its because God gave them that gift!
 
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