Humans Could Regrow Body Parts Like Some Amphibians

March 2010

Reported Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent for the UK Telegraph, March 15, 2010

“Regrowing amputated limbs, broken backs and even damaged brains could one day be a reality after scientists discovered a gene that is key to the almost magical ability.

“Researchers have found that the gene p21 appears to block the healing power still enjoyed by some creatures including amphibians but lost through evolution to all other animals.

“By turning off p21, the process can be miraculously switched back on.

“Their findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provide solid evidence to link tissue regeneration to the control of cell division.”  

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