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Scientists Create Human Skin From Baby Foreskins
2011-12-22 06:08:23

Scientists at a secret German laboratory have grown human skin from baby foreskins. The process takes cells from foreskins donated to the project, known as the Skin Factory at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, and grows swatches of skin for use in testing cosmetics and other consumer products. Project spokesman Andreas Traube said that its creators claim that one day their process could replace all animal testing. Scientists extract a single layer of cells from each...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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