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Science: Genetically-Engineered Blood Developed for Battlefield
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 July 2010 02:59 Written by DarkKnightH20 Sunday, 18 July 2010 10:00
Science really is progressing. Check out this excerpt from “Scientists develop ‘fake’ genetically-engineered blood for use on the battlefield”—
American scientists have developed ‘artificial’ blood that could soon be used to treat wounded soldiers in battle.
The genetically-engineered blood is created by taking cells from umbilical cords and using a machine to mimic the way bone marrow works to produce mass quantities of usable units of red blood cells.
Known as ‘blood pharming’ the programme was launched in 2008 by the Pentagon’s experimental arm, Darpa, to create blood to treat soldiers in far-flung battlefields.
Pretty neat. Check out the full article Here.