Chopped: How Amputated Fingertips Sometimes Grow Back

"When a kid lops off a fingertip with a cleaver or car door, there’s a chance the end of the digit will grow back. The fingerprint will be gone, and the tip may look a bit strange. But the flesh, bone and nail could return.

Now biologists at New York University have figured out just how this lizard-like regeneration happens in mice. There’s some secret sauce at the nail cuticle that makes it possible, scientists report Wednesday in the journal Nature.”

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    Good news for my mother, she sliced off the tip of her thumb while chopping veggies.
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    Kind of like a lizard
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