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Scientists Grow Artificial Penis in Lab
« on: May 25, 2006, 08:33:40 am »
Someone sent this link to me today.  Guess it's in case I change my mind AFTER surgery.   :D  Wonder if this will eventually have use for F2Ms?

Article here.

But the finding promises an amazing new treatment for infants, boys, and men who suffer penis disfigurement. The replacement organ would be grown on a penis-shaped matrix seeded with cells from the patient's own body.

I also wonder, since they specifically say infants and boys, if it will be another step for those born with ambiguous genitalia?  Could be good or bad in that case I guess. 


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Re: Scientists Grow Artificial Penis in Lab
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 05:31:33 pm »
Well, it's Fox News after all!  They would rather endorse Hillary Clinton for the White House before they would write a story in a way that might make it look that transsexuals actually exist!  >:(

This is interesting research.  The doctor that was interviewed mentioned correcting birth defects.  Code for transsexuals as well as intersexed people?  Maybe.

I wish I could wait the 20 or 30 years it'll take to perfect this type of thing but I can't so I'll watch with interest and cope with the state of the art today.

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Re: Scientists Grow Artificial Penis in Lab
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2006, 02:07:07 pm »
This would be my dream. I've heard about this guy and he is aware of FtM's. Guess that wouldn't help support for his technique though - penis cancer is much more sympathetic with the general public.