Mice regenerate entire organs

Just read on Slashdot that Professor Ellen Heber-Katz and a team of scientists at the Wistar Institute (Within the University of Pennsylvania.) have engineered a mouse that appears to be able to fully regenerate damage to any organ in its body except the brain.

Black and white photo of Professor Heber-Katz with a mouse in her hand, taken by Jim Graham

If this is true and can be repeated in other labs and if it can be easily applied to humans, it would be a monumental step forward for medicine.

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