Is Dr Conner’s Regenerative Transformation Possible?

Vincent So


In The Amazing Spiderman, Dr Connors injects himself with a regenerative serum containing lizard DNA which causes an amputated arm to regrow overnight. This article explores the possibility of utilizing signal molecules, found in both humans during embryotic development and the healing response of animals with high regenerative capacity, for the regeneration of human limbs. The treatment is found to be plausible but the timeframe for the regrowth of Connor’s arm is unrealistic. 


Film; Biology; Cellular regeneration; Limb regeneration; Superhero; Spiderman; Dr Connor

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