Re: My most wanted piece of tech

Brian D Williams (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 07:06:03 -0800 (PST)

From: "Max M" <>

>2) Dental gel. some kind of gel to put into a cavity and repair
>the tooth or grow a new one. Dental technology is SO primitive.

Good news, at least one biotech company is already working on this. If I recall correctly, they spliced the gene for calcium building into the appropriate bacteria and are working with toothbud implants of it. They are currently working with rats, and it supposedly is going well.

This was covered in the businessweek special edition on biotech some months ago.

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