• Question: if we found out how you lost and regrew arms, would we be able to use the same technique in human medicince?

    Asked by lgillan2 to Common starfish on 23 Nov 2017.
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      Common Starfish answered on 23 Nov 2017:

      If we could find out which proteins are involved mediating regeneration in starfish, it may be possible then to translate this to humans by finding related proteins in humans. With this information it may then be possible to develop drugs that enable promote tissue repair in humans following injury.