Replacing cartilage with a leaf !

Posted by tomdel @tomdel, Apr 3, 2022

On National public radio, NPR, I heard an Orthopedic surgeon talking about his book about stripping the DNA out of a leaf. He would then inject my DNA in the leaf. Grow it in a Petri dish. Then insert it in the compromised joint. He said it would be mainstream within 2 years. I was driving so I didn't get the name of his book.

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Welcome @tomdel, Wouldn't that be great for all of us with degenerative arthritis in the joints! I'm thinking it's still a long ways from reality and has a lot more clinical trials and studies before it will be available. I did find an article and a study that sound similar to what you describe but it's not about joints.

— Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue:
— The article references this study — Crossing kingdoms: Using decellularized plants as perfusable tissue engineering scaffolds:

The above articles are from 2017, do you remember the title of the book?

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