Xenogenesis: They're growing vaginas in labs for transplant

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The Greek word xenos means “strange” or “foreign”; the word genesis means the origin or mode of formation of something.
Combining the two, xenogenesis may mean strange origin — an apt word for vaginas grown in a lab.
A team of scientists led by Anthony Atala, MD, director of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine, succeeded in growing vaginas in a laboratory, then transplanted them into four girls. The study was co-funded by Wake Forest University and Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez.
Their findings were published in an article titled “Tissue-engineered autologous vaginal organs in patients: a pilot cohort study,” in the online April 10, 2014 edition of the journal The Lancet.
The study’s subjects were four teenage girls, aged 13-18 years, who were born with vaginal aplasia caused by Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) — a rare genetic condition in which the vagina and uterus are underdeveloped or absent. The congenital deformation affects between one in 1,500 and one in 4,000 female infants.
To build the personalized vaginas, the researchers took a small piece (less than half the size of a postage stamp) of vulvar tissue from each patient, and then allowed the cells to multiply in lab dishes.
The vagina is made up of two major layers with two cell types: muscle cells and vaginal epithelial cells. To build these layers, the researchers placed one cell type on one face of a biodegradable vagina-shaped scaffold, and placed the other cell type on the other face of the scaffold.
lab-grown vagina
The cell-scaffold was then placed in a bioreactor — an ovenlike device that has the same conditions as the human body — for about a week.
Once the lab-grown vaginas were ready, doctors surgically created a cavity in the girls’ bodies, then stitched one side of the vaginal organ to the opening of the cavity and the other side to the uterus.
For each girl, the whole process took about 5 to 6 weeks, from the time the vulvar tissue was taken from her to the time the engineered vagina was surgically implanted.
The patients were followed up for 8 years. There were no long-term postoperative surgical complications. The implanted vaginas are working normally, as indicated by the patients’ responses to self-administered Female Sexual Function Index questionnaires, showing normal ranges in all areas tested, such as desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and painless intercourse.
The success of the pilot study is promising for the treatment of several disorders that might require vaginal reconstruction, such as congenital abnormalities, injury, or cancer. Current treatments for MRKH syndrome include dilation of existing tissue or, for more severe cases, reconstructive surgery using a piece of intestine or a piece of skin to create a new vaginal organ.
Notwithstanding the success of this pilot study, the researchers caution that the risk of complications is high when non-vaginal tissue is used to lab-grow vaginas because, as Dr. Atala explained, “They are not ideal because they don’t perform the same functionality.”
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he revealed secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
While Dr. Atala did not include transgenders among expected patients for lab-grown vaginas, that is clearly a possibility. I won’t be surprised if the Obama administration already has plans ready to have taxpayers foot the bill of growing vaginas in laboratories for surgical implantation into men who imagine themselves to be women.
After all, taxpayers are already forced to pay for the “sex change” hormone “therapy” of former U.S. Army soldier Bradley “call me Chelsea” Manning, who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking more than 700,000 classified document; as well as “sex reassignment” surgeries for Medicare and illegal immigrants.
~Eowyn

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16 responses to “Xenogenesis: They're growing vaginas in labs for transplant

  1. So-could a male to female expect to get one of these installed and be able to get pregnant? If that becomes a possibility,it’ll be a rude awakening to the recipient;A-They’ll “get” to experience childbirth,something they probably think they’re tough enough to handle,but B-Good luck getting that baby out through that MALE Pelvis-it isn’t designed to house a birth canal like the Female one is. THIS should be interesting…..

     
  2. This is playing around with God’s design way to much. As much sympathy as I have for those who are born without vagina’s, this is not the answer. Ditto to TJ I believe there are going to be some rude awakenings, but we may not hear about them.

     
  3. Instead of the Reign of Christ, we enter the reign of Satan

     
  4. In another lab they are taking tissue from the subjects’ scrotum and growing brains for Liberals.
    BHO was the first patient and is being declared a success.

     
  5. In all seriousness, I have never heard of this condition and this medical breakthrough. I think this is a case where the scientists are doing good work to solve a rare but real problem. But I still cannot accept experimentation on fetal tissue or most organ transplants: Medicine was one of the few fields where there were no ethical drawbacks, to speak of, until fetal experimentation and organ transplants came along.

     
    • This particular pilot study actually helped 4 girls born without a functioning vagina. However, we just know this new biotechnology will be used for other purposes that are wholly unintended by the pilot study’s researchers. I dread to see the unintended uses for lab-grown vaginas and other organs.

       
    • I totally agree with your comments on organ transplants and fetal tissue research. Now it looks like they have gone over the edge in so many ways. One of our Founding Fathers made the comment that our Republic form of government was for those with integrity and a moral compass and when we lost those virtues our government would break down. May the Lord have mercy.

       
  6. Things are really getting weird. Makes me think of a wish one of my daughters had as a preschooler. We were out for lunch, she with her favorite dolly under her arm. I commented on what a nice mom she was to her little “girl” and asked her if she would like to be a real mommy someday.
    ” No, I want to be a grandma first, then a mommy.” An older man across the aisle overheard this conversation, chuckled and said, ” with the way modern science is going, she just might get her way!!” Good grief!

     
  7. Finally, our Bizarro New World Disorder is perfected! I guess our feral gubbmints are to be congratulated on this latest ‘achievement.’ Perhaps in time they will learn to grow new brains for themselves as well….

     
  8. Trannies around the world will be having a collective orgasm over this one
    For the girls who have this condition , it’s a blessing . As we all know though , anything good can and will be used for ominous purposes . One of the 7 laws of nature . These are true laws which are un-escapable , all the others are just statutes or revenue raising schemes ……Like the I.R.S. , S.S. , BLAH BLAH

     
  9. More scientists trying to play God. The Hell that they will have to endure in the afterlife will be worse than Bradley Manning is enjoying in prison.

     
  10. I think the goal is to eventually help trannies feel more like “women” with designer “vaginas”.

     
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