They Wanted to Cure Heart Disease. They Discovered a Way to Grow a Different Kind of Muscle

Israeli researchers accidentally make a breakthrough in growing meat in the lab – at lightning-fast speed

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Netta Ahituv
Netta Ahituv

“Tamar calls me over to the microscope for a minute to see something. I look and tell her excitedly, ‘What we see here is that we can grow muscle cells in a culture far more strongly and far faster than until now. What we see here is a steak. It’s cultured meat. It’s what the industry needs.’ That was the moment we grasped that we were doing science on a different playing field – in a different industry. We thought we were in the field of biomedicine, but we realized we were in cultured meat.”