This isn't a new stance either—scientists have been arguing against circumcision on the basis of health benefits since the 1970s. But logic is often no match for religious zealots who think masturbation is a sin, as well as those the other end of the spectrum—circumfetishists. Most egregiously, one Australian man named Brian Morris has been plaguing circumcision-related research for the past decade, lying about his scientific credentials and publications, submitting criticisms of circumcision research in which he disproportionately cites himself, and "issuing misstatements faster than they can be checked and refuted." I can't speak to his motivation for doing this, but one circumcision watchdog site observed him linking to circumcision erotica.
Logic is often no match for religious zealots, or those on the other end of the spectrum: "circumfetishists."
The process Clopper described would involve taking a donor foreskin and decellularizing it, or 3-D printing a new cellular skeleton, then "reseeding the decellularized matrix" with stem cells matched to the recipient. "They'll pick up on the cellular signals and grow into the full tissue," Clopper says. They completed their first animal experiment in December of 2013 at the University of Bologna's School of Veterinary Medicine in Italy. "Foreskin has proved exceptionally fruitful as a regenerative agent, making the likelihood of real foreskin regeneration in vivo, on a living male, all the better," the website claims.Though the science may be theoretically possible, it's definitely not there yet. Perhaps the greatest challenge, even beyond the theoretical stem cell science, is the piece that involves grafting or regenerating peripheral nerves; nobody can do that yet, and the first people to figure it out probably won't use it for foreskin.
"Now that I know that having the entire penis is better, it seems insane that I felt otherwise."