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Originally published Monday, August 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM

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Scientists serve up lab-made burger from cow cells

For a hamburger that cost more than $300,000, you might expect it to come with fries and a shake.

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LONDON —

For a hamburger that cost more than $300,000, you might expect it to come with fries and a shake.

But this is no ordinary burger. At a public tasting in London on Monday, scientists will serve up the first-ever hamburger grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle.

Mark Post, whose team at Maastricht University developed the burger after five years of research, hopes making meat in labs could eventually help solve the food crisis and fight climate change.

Post says success doesn't hinge on science. He says, "for the burger to succeed, it has to look, feel and taste like the real thing."

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