For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Approval for Blood Grown from Culture
Synthetic blood has been approved for clinical trials in the Scottish Center for Regenerative Medicine. While getting blood from culture (instead of donations) may prove to be a lot of work in developed countries, it could be a godsend for developing countries which lack the networks required to reliably gather blood from donations. This source of blood will also have the advantage being easily controlled so it will always be O-negative and pathogen free.