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Scientists Grow Artificial Penis in Lab

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LostInTime:
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.


--- Quote ---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.
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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. 

Thoughts?

HelenW:
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.

helen

Dennis:
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.

Dennis

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