Should we be scared of Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg and his designer babies? Or is it, to use his words, the “wave of the future” and that we would be better off if we just embrace it?
Hey look, scientists have found a way for people to grow some new teeth? Seriously? As in, is that for real? Well, it may take some time before it happens but if the scientists succeed, we would all be saying goodbye to them dentures?
At this point, the scientists have identified the gene – a “transcription factor” called Ctip2 – which makes you, me and our cousin Joe produce tooth enamel. Further studies in the future will tell us whether we can actually regrow the teeth we’ve lost to the tooth fairy.