Back in June I entered the University of the West of England and BBC Focus Magazine’s science writing competition, which had the theme “the Science that will transform our future”. I didn’t win anything of course, but thought I’d share the article. You can read the winners’ entries here.
Grow Your Own: How Artificial Organs Will Change the Face of Medicine
A human ear growing out of the back of a mouse. In 1997 this astonishing image led to speculation that one day organs for human transplantation might be obtained this way. Since then the field of body part and organ creation has seen real progress, and the new direction it has taken appears to bring us much closer to a future where organ donors and animal testing are obsolete.