Grow yourself new teeth
Lost a tooth? In the future we may simply grow a new one
Forget false teeth,
scientists have discovered a way to grow fully functional new mice teeth, by splitting existing teeth.
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, working with colleagues from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, have found a way to—literally—multiply teeth. In mice, they were able to extract teeth germs—groups of cells formed early in life that later develop into teeth, split them into two, and then implant the teeth into the mice’s jaws, where they developed into two fully functional teeth.http://www.riken.jp/en/pr/press/2015/20151218_4/