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    I ran across a news story about Brazil using the skin of farmed fish to do skin grafts on burn victims, which started some more reading...

    Skin grafts can come from the patient's own skin (autograft), a human donor (allograft), or from a different species (xenograft).
    Using fish skin doesn't have the same disease transmission capibility as Pork or Human grafts, so the prep and sterilizing processes aren't as damaging to the replacement tissue. This skin is able to keep more of the structures and compounds is the skin intact, so the patients body isn't as stressed trying to replace all of that. Also they said that in Brazil using the fish skin was even cheaper than the burn cream they normally used. So far i've run across mention of using Tilapia and Atlantic Cod.

    Researchers from Iceland to Brazil investigate the healing powers of fish skin, providing a low-cost and improved solution for treating wounds.
 and they heal faster

    I'm pretty sure the USA medical community never would have guessed that it could be possible to do skin grafts without 'needing' to do genital mutilation of infants.
    Just one more way to poke holes in another of the arguments the Mutilators will throw at you to keep their crap going...
    Saying someone is "Unmutilated" is like saying "Unsweet Tea". So you mean it's just Tea, in its natural state, that nobody has screwed up? It can't be Un- anything