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szdaily -> Tech and Science -> 
Scientist make ears out of apples
    2016-06-22  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Andrew Pelling, a Canadian “biohacker,” has published a paper explaining how apples can be used to grow human body parts.

    The ears cannot hear like those in a human, but are the same shape and contain human cells, or “scaffolding*.”

    His lab member Daniel Modulevsky started working with leaves, removing their cells from the cellulose* scaffold that gives plants their structure.

    But he had trouble when it came to stripping the leaves’ waxy coating. When he spotted another lab member eating an apple one day, he decided to use apples instead.

    “We removed all the apple cells and DNA and then implanted human cells,” Pelling said. “And what we’re left with after removing all the apple cells is this cellulose scaffold.”

    Pelling’s wife carved apples into the shape of ears, then took them to the lab where the scientists treated them to turn the apple cells into human cells.

    The scaffolds can be implanted in the body.

    “Commercial scaffolds can be really expensive and problematic, because they’re sourced from proprietary* products, animals or cadavers*,” he said. (SD-Agencies)

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