Here’s something else science-fictiony in medicine: New synthetic molecule could trigger tissue regeneration
A newly discovered DNA-targeting molecule could inspire the first tissue regeneration therapies. The synthetic molecule can cause stem cells to transform into heart muscle cells.
The scientists responsible for the new molecule believe their breakthrough could be used to turn stem cells into a variety of cell types — paving the way for tissue regeneration.
I’m seeing a future that looks back in horror at the days when an amputated finger couldn’t be regrown. And preferably in even more horror at an era when nerve cells couldn’t be regenerated.