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Sprouting Fingers

In Connecting the Dots on Monday, 24 March 2008 at 11:09

Sunday Morning scored some gross-out points this weekend with its story about Lee Spievack, who regrew his severed fingertip using a “magic” powder made from pig bladders. But it gets better (or worse), as the program actually shows some less-than-appetizing footage of the regenerated finger. However, the story is several months old — we prefer Esquire‘s more colorful report from October.

In other Frankensteinian news, a little while back University of Minnesota scientists grew a rat heart in a lab. And if all this weird science is too much for you, check out this piece about PatientsLikeMe, a social networking site for those coping with disease.


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