Research may one day allow humans to regrow limbs (WSB-TV)

WSB-TV interviews KSU biology professor Marcus C. Davis

KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 6, 2017) — Marcus C. Davis, associate dean for research and associate professor of biology, received a grant for $358,803 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research demonstrating that common genes form fish fins and human hands, results which ultimately could lead to eradicating limb birth defects and – in the future – allow humans to regrow limbs. Click here to watch WSB-TV anchor Linda Stouffer's interview with Davis in his lab.


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