The hacker scientist who’s making ears out of apples

Andrew Pelling, a Canadian ‘biohacker’, explains how apples can be used to grow human ears. The ears cannot hear, but are the same shape and contain human cells, or ‘scaffolding’ built on cellulose. Pelling hopes that the cellulose process might someday be used to repair body parts safely and cheaply.

Written by Shaik Zakeer Hussain

Shaik Zakeer Hussain is a former Sr. Correspondent at NextBigWhat. You can get in touch with him here: linkedin.com/in/shaikzakeerhussain or follow him here: twitter.com/zaknetic.