Friday, December 20, 2013
Washington, July 17, 2013
First Published: 23:49 IST(17/7/2013)
Last Updated: 23:51 IST(17/7/2013)
World’s first laboratory-grown burger costs $325k
A burger entirely made up of lab-grown meat can set you back by $325,000. The unusual price of the burger is actually the funding that vascular physiologist, Mark Post, from the University of Maastricht, got for his research for growing meat in a lab, Discovery News reported. Post harvested stem cells from slaughterhouses’ wastes, added nutrients to them, which resulted in them growing into muscle tissue, which he then stretched out to ‘exercise’ and to keep from atrophying.
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