Did you know that if a human fetus loses a limb during the first trimester of pregnancy it will regrow it? Or that up until 6 months old a child can regrow a lost finger tip? Alan Russell says our DNA contains the code to heal wounds in this way, but for some reason that ability is switched off when we’re kids. In this talk Russell discusses the current state of regenerative medicine and the possibility of treating major diseases by helping body parts rebuild themselves.

19 minutes. Link to Video