Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mouse Jacket (not a jacket for a mouse, but a jacket made of living mice cells)

what's playing: "You To Thank" by Ben Folds

This has got to be one of the weirdest things I have read in a long time.

Evidently, someone made a jacket out of mouse stem cells --an actual piece of clothing that was alive and being fed by tubes (TUBE TECHNOLOGY!!!). The jacket was being kept alive in an incubator, but after 5 weeks began to grow too fast, so the piece of apparel was euthanised.

If ever three letters were more appropriate, I don't know the occasion.


click here for the full story from The Art Newspaper

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