Test-tube hamburger is on its way

The world’s first test-tube hamburger, created in a Dutch laboratory by growing muscle fibres from bovine stem cells, will be ready to grill in October.

“I am planning to ask Heston Blumenthal [the celebrity chef] to cook it,” Mark Post, leader of the artificial meat project at Maastricht University, said at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Vancouver.

The story is here.  Both Alex and I have blogged about comparable (but less successful) projects in the past.  Here is a longer article on the same development.


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