[ExI] Stem cell breakthrough
atymes at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 18:27:46 UTC 2014
You could replace organs if you knew how to make them, which may rule out
replacing the brain...at first, anyway.
And then there are issues which do not narrow down to single organ
replacement, such as cancer or most diseases.
But the big issue is going to be making it affordable. Health care already
has major problems there.
On Jan 30, 2014 3:10 AM, "Henry Rivera" <hrivera at alumni.virginia.edu> wrote:
> Have you heard about this?http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25917270
> If we are able to mass produce stem cells, and there is no religious
> opposition about embryos at play, shouldn't we be able to replace/refresh
> all our organs including our skin indefinitely? Is this the soon-to-come
> viable route to longevity if not immortality?! Someone here has thought
> about this before, I'm sure. School me please. Thanks in advance.
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