Japanese Researchers Grow a Retina in a Test Tube

Retina in a test tube

We’ve always been told that eye transplants are a thing of science fiction, but these days we seem to get closer and closer to those limits where science fiction meets science fact.

Now that researchers in Japan have grown something very similar to a retina in a test tube using embryonic stem cells we may be approaching a time when eye transplants are a possibility… though they do cautiously tell us that retina transplants could be as far as ten years away.

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