[ExI] research into regrowth

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 20:35:01 UTC 2021

My understanding is that due to the many troops who lost limbs during the
past several decades of American military adventurism, Darpa is investing a
great deal of time and money into trying to figure out how to make human
bodies regenerate. I wish them luck!


On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 1:59 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Here's one that really fascinates me.  There are creatures who can regrow
> limbs, tails, or even heads.  (I don't know if I would like that last
> option to be available to people, but I can think of many people who need
> it desperately.  Just wipe the slate clean and start again.)  Of course I
> have no idea how much money is spent on this research, but whatever it is
> it could be more.  Then I see no reason why it could not be applied to
> regrowing internal organs in situ - liver, heart, kidneys, whatever.  Big
> brain tumor:  cut the whole lobe out and grow another one.
> And whatever happened to the research in the cool chemical light lightning
> bugs put out ?   bill w
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