Artificial Body Parts

By Simone Gonzalez

The Idea


Scientists today are looking into an all new way to help hospital patients who suffer from lost, decaying, or cancerous organs- growing new ones. By growing organs and body parts for people, healing can happen faster- and those who once would have had no hope will have a chance of living normal lives again. But what are the ethical, environmental, and political downfalls and benefits of this revelation? What stances do people have on the topic of growing organs? And how will it affect the future of medical care?

Affects

On Organisms


  • E.C.M. is naturally produced by cells, and when applied to an organism, will send the body a signal to repair the area


On Society


  • Sergeant Strang has happily reported being less insecure in public about how he walks thanks to the surgery that has helped his stride return to regular ability.
  • Others to go through similar procedures have been able to return to their normal lifestyle.


On Future


  • The procedure performed on Sergeant Strang could help many more veterans and bomb victims
  • New organs could be created for amputees

Works Cited


Fountain, Henry. "Body Builders: Making Artificial Organs from Cells | Genetic Literacy Project." Genetic Literacy Project. New York Times, 19 Dec. 2012. Web. 12 May 2016.

Fountain, Henry. "Human Muscle, Regrown on Animal Scaffolding." The New York Times. The New York Times, 16 Sept. 2012. Web. 12 May 2016.