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By JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON
The Galveston County Daily News 

University of Texas Medical Branch lung experiment in space

 

August 23, 2017



GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Two hundred and fifty miles above the Earth's surface, scientists have begun testing the limits of human biology. In the sterile environment of the International Space Station, cells are being prodded to grow and multiply.

The Galveston County Daily News reports the goal is to grow human body parts, without the rest of the human attached.

The experiment sounds like a plot for a science fiction movie. But it's actually one of the newest experiments to be conducted on the space station. The experiment, launched earlier this month, was designed by a University of Texa...



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