Do you think that humans have gotten too smart for their own good? Sure, we have all seen the iconic image of an ear growing out of the back of a lab mouse, but such a monstrosity would definitely not be too welcome in a human. I don’t mind having eyes at the back of my head though, but that would be just plain weird. Dan Shea is on a mission to actually “build” a human lung, and this lung that he is working on definitely does not resemble anything like what a normal human lung would look like, but Dan claims that it does hold all of the organ’s cells and and functionality which has been fitted tightly together in order to fit on a solitary microchip.
Shea as well as his colleagues over at Harvard’s Wyss Institute intend to make a breakthrough in the world of biomedical engineering, and it has taken years of research to arrive at this place – where they can now replicate all types of human body parts. How will such chip-based human organs be incorporated into our human bodies? That is another huge hurdle to jump, so hopefully they can achieve this sooner rather than later before we usher in the age of Repo Men.Related articles: