Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men (The Guardian)
Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered traumatic injury.
Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are assessing engineered penises for safety, function and durability. They hope to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and to move to human testing within five years.
Professor Anthony Atala, director of the institute, oversaw the team’s successful engineering of penises for rabbits in 2008. “The rabbit studies were very encouraging,” he said, “but to get approval for humans we need all the safety and quality assurance data, we need to show that the materials aren’t toxic, and we have to spell out the manufacturing process, step by step.”
At first I just thought it was hilarious that you could grow penises in a lab (like… petri dishes full of dicks or something :P) but yeah, could be a huge breakthrough for some people! I guess it can be pretty traumatizing if you lost it, or if you feel you should have one but you don’t.
#my anaconda is in a petri dish
Are you fucking kidding me.
yoooooo! all my trans dude followers, check this radness out!
(now we just have to get the science side to figure out vaginas…)
This is amazing and, on top of all live birth from a transplanted uterus, this means trans people might have more options soon enough for transition!
This isn’t for trans*men. This is a procedure that is only in the works for people with body types designed to have a penis. That isn’t to say we are closer to that being a thing though. I wonder if they could make a foreskin for me…. Regrowing that shit sucks.