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Which dishes are you willing to eat from?

This month, the food supply chain in the UK dropped the ball, and unbeknownst to the final consumer, meat from the offspring of a cloned animal ended up on dinner plates.This caused a stir in a country that has traditionally been quite wary of genetically modified...

Biosynthetic corneas restore vision

Right now, you’re seeing this blog post thanks to your cornea. In concert with your eye’s lens, the cornea refracts light and allows you to distinguish the letters on this page from the background. But your cornea is vulnerable to disease — clouding...

Vascularization: A tissue engineering roadblock

There are currently over 100,000 people in the United States on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Between January and March of 2010, fewer than 7,000 patients received transplants. Imagine, as an alternative to donated live tissue, a tissue-engineered...