April 7, 2011 |
Here’s a news story that caught my eye. Terrible puns aside, the news that scientists have grown part of a mouse’s eye could offer hope to people who are blind or partially sighted.
Scientists grew part of an eye, a retina, by manipulating stem cells found in mice. If they can find a way of using this technique on human cells they may be able to grow replacement parts for our eyes!
This research appears in the 6 April 2011 issue of the journal Nature.
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