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Human skin grown in lab

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Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say.

A team led by King's College London has grown a layer of human skin from stem cells - the master cells of the body.

Stem cells have been turned into skin before, but the researchers say this is more like real skin as it has a permeable barrier.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-27129861

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It offers a cost-effective alternative to testing drugs and cosmetics on animals, they say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27129861

There are already alternatives so why are animals still being used???

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/alternatives-animal-testing/

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Hey Freetoroam!Looks like there is hope!Your just waiting for that skin,arent ya?Lol

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Hey Freetoroam!Looks like there is hope!Your just waiting for that skin,arent ya?Lol

I have past waiting, need more than a few stem cells to rectify this mess.

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I have to admit,im a bit excited by this news also.Although for different reasons. Im just tired of eating pork rinds(pig skin).This will be a real treat!

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I have to admit,im a bit excited by this news also.Although for different reasons. Im just tired of eating pork rinds(pig skin).This will be a real treat!

Lol

Arghhhhh, you will need one of these:http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-E5SXh7mlRO3Sv3QFex2AimHIJ-AknsGKYWjirFY4HVLbV7Ipjw

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It's for the terminators.

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Science! I support it.

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Even if the syn-skin costs more to use than animals, the cosmetic and drug companies should be legally forced to use it. These companies make enough money to eat the cost. Many people think that oil companies are bad fpr profits. Take a look at the cosmetic and drug companies.

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Fantastic!! This is wonderful!

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Wow, cheap. easy to scale up. Sounds too good to be true. Well done King's College.

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This is great news. The sooner they get this going the better.

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Wonder what it tastes like.

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Yes, I saw this last night. this would be my spouse's area of concern. Will ask him about it.

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Yes, I saw this last night. this would be my spouse's area of concern. Will ask him about it.

Spouse says this will be put into play some 20 years from now.

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Wonder if immortality will ever happen

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