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Modified maggots could help human wound healing

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When most of us think maggots, we probably don’t think anything good, but maybe we should start. In a proof-of-concept study, researchers have shown¬†that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata)¬†larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound healing.