How to Grow an Organ

Van Mensvoort
January 24th 2010

Buckle up for the state of the art in the fusion of the made & the born. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine presented footage of his bio-engineers growing human organs at TEDMED – from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more.  Thanks Michèle.

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Hendrik-Jan Grievink
Posted 13/03/2010 – 16:16

So, did you see anything worth posting on Next Nature? We would be happy to welcome you back as a more frequent correspondent from Down Under! If we make a guest-editor account for you, will you promise to write something brilliant?

Debbie Mollenhagen
Posted 12/03/2010 – 18:04

I was at TEDX in Brisbane, Australia and although very interesting hardly a scratch on the surface of this TED. The promise has been lurking for awhile but the video makes it all that more exciting:)
Great site!!!

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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