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Lab-grown penis a medical milestone


#1

"After more than 20 years of research, a team of scientists are bioengineering penises in the lab which may soon be transplanted safely on to patients. It is an extraordinary medical endeavour . . . . ": http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/04/penis-transplants-anthony-atala-interview


#2

Soon they’ll be bioengineering entire people in the lab…without scalp hair of course.


#3

I suspect that the public and the medical profession think restoring lost pubic hair is important, while thinking MPB is not important and that we should just deal with it.


#4

And it’s only “five years” away…


#5

[quote][postedby]Originally Posted by roger_that[/postedby]
Soon they’ll be bioengineering entire people in the lab…without scalp hair of course.[/quote] LOL. How right you are.


#6

That’s right–scalp hair seems to be the hardest part.


#7

Actually, I understand they got a grant to find a way to restore lost pubic hair–because unlike the frivolous loss of head hair, the loss of pubic hair is a horrible affliction.


#8

:slight_smile:


#9

Yeah, most likely you’ll be able to grow a perfectly identical clone with only one downside, no hair on the head other than in the ears and nose along with the occasional 3" eyebrow hair. Being able to get a 12" penis implant sounds like a plus though.