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Neuroscientists may have crossed an “ethical rubicon” by growing lumps of human brain in the lab, and in some cases transplanting the tissue into animals, researchers warn.
This might need to have some legal framework imposed around this type of science or we will likely see a real "Island of Dr Marrow".
will likely see a real "Island of Dr Marrow".
Like this human head on an animal body?
originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: schuyler
I always fear that some mad scientist will take something too far and create God knows what.
The next big step, says Cheng, is to figure out whether it's possible to increase the number of human cells the embryos can tolerate. The current method is a start, but it still isn't clear if that hurdle can be overcome.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: machineintelligence
I'm going to place an order, I know 535 people who could use one.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: lordcomac
Are forgoing ethics and empathy towards animal subjects worth the advancements?