Friday, 25 March, 2011

Scientists Grow an Eye in a Petri Dish

A Japanese research team has successfully grown a "rudimentary" mouse eye in a petri dish using stem cells. This has many implications for future research and curing blindness. Below is a time-lapse photo

of the stem sells spontaneously organizing into an "optic cup"—the precursor to an eye. Now they need to grow a little pair of Ray Bans in a petri dish and we'll have the coolest mouse in the world.

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