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13 jul. 2010

Scientists develop 'fake' genetically-engineered blood for use on the battlefield

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 ...

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