Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Lori Kurtzman.
The human body develops almost miraculously in the womb, quickly generating the flesh, organs and limbs that stick with people all their lives, if they’re lucky.
But after birth, our bodies stubbornly refuse to generate any more parts. Cut off a finger, and it won’t grow back. Destroy your liver, and a fresh one won’t sprout in its place.
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Originally published March 18, 2016.