You might think I’m writing a check with that headline these blogg’n finger can’t cash. If so, you would be wrong! There really is such a report out and vaginas are not the only things being grown in vitro, or outside of the body, whatever the terminology might be.
Philly.com — Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginas into four teenage girls suffering from a rare birth defect, creating new organs with feel and function comparable to that of a “natural” vagina, a new study reports.
Another research team is reporting the first successful nose reconstruction surgery using laboratory-grown cartilage. In both cases, doctors harvested the patients’ own cells and used them to create new tissue that was then grafted back onto the body.
I have no idea how the usual suspects will react to this one. It doesn’t involve embryonic stem cells or cloning, the technique could benefit everyone sooner or later in some way regardless of what part one needs fixed, so there’s no religious right standard boiler-plate for it — as far as I know. But the articles trending on the web do involve scary lady parts and women’s’ health, so odds are some old white self-righteous assholes somewhere will have to figure out a way to object.