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In 1983, an effort to save two critically burned Wyoming boys led Boston doctors to transplant laboratory-grown skin created through a  procedure pioneered by Harvard Professor Howard Green (pictured). “Once we learned how to grow the cells, it was obvious what we were going to do," said Green. "Use them for people with third-degree burns."

Recalling a lab-led rescue

Pushing the boundaries of regenerative medicine, Howard Green helped save two young burn victims in the summer of '83