Science: The Miracle of Test-Tube Skin

How a new technique gave life to Glen and Jamie

Six-year-old Glen Selby and his five-year-old brother Jamie were spending July 1, 1983, the way they passed many a summer day: just hanging around their neighborhood in Casper, Wyo. A small friend from down the street joined the sandy-haired boys, and the three quickly conjured up some devilry. A nearby house, which was up for sale, stood temptingly empty, and the boys decided to go exploring. Sneaking inside through an unlocked back door, the youngsters discovered cans of paint and solvent, and they began splattering paint on walls, floors and themselves. Then...

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