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The Future Of Artificial Meat
2012-08-14 05:54:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are test tube burgers coming to a grocery store near you?  Sounds like science fiction, and until recently, it actually was. Now, the prospect of lab-grown meat appearing on our supermarket shelves is closer than ever. We aren't talking about the whole cow, however. That would be an "udderly" different story. Synthetic or test-tube meat involves taking a small amount of cells from a living animal and growing it into lumps of...

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2008-05-18 09:05:00

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Your heart is failing critically. A transplant would save your life, but the waiting list is long and the odds are stacked against you. So instead, doctors extract some of your bone marrow, heart and muscle cells, go back to their laboratory and return in four to six weeks with ... a freshly grown heart. Engineering body parts -- tissues and whole organs that are genetically compatible and available on demand -- sounds like science fiction. But researchers at...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.