French researchers say they have found a way of using human embryonic stem cells to create new skin which could help serious burns victims. They say the stem cells grew into fully formed human skin 12 weeks after being grafted on to mice. The researchers, writing in the Lancet journal, say the skin could solve the problems of rejection that burns patients currently face.

Hopefully those in charge will be intelligent enough not to attempt this within the United States. This new skin is critically needed to treat burn victims worldwide.