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When Will We Have Designer Babies?

Within 20 to 40 years, sex will no longer be the preferred method of reproduction. Instead, half the population with decent health care will – no shitting you – have eggs grown from human skin and fertilised with sperm, then have the entire genome of about 100 embryo samples sequenced, peruse the highlights, and pick the best model to implant. At least that’s what Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely predicts in The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction. But skin-grown humans aside, how long until we have “designer babies”? Read More >>

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Is Eating Synthetic Human Flesh Cannibalism? 

A disgusting factor which separates consuming human flesh from consuming muscle tissue of non-speaking animals is that you can’t separate eating dead humans from eating live humans. In the way that you call a baby cow “veal” or a pig “pork,” human flesh is just human flesh—you wouldn’t think about eating Dave’s “rounds” or his “snout,” you would think about eating Dave’s ass and face. Read More >>

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Should You Be Allowed to Sell Your Kidney?

There are currently 96,559 candidates on the list awaiting a kidney transplant in the US. In major cities, the average wait is five to ten years. For those on the list, there are meagre options to get off it. They could receive a kidney donation from a relative or a friend. Internationally, some have opted for a murkier route. In 2012, the World Health Organization reported an influx of people taking “transplant tours” to countries like China, Pakistan, or India for often poorly regulated and illegal operations. (Currently, Iran is the only country where it is legal to sell your organs, but not to foreigners). The WHO estimated 10,000 operations involving “black market” organs per year. Read More >>

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Holy Shit, This Ice Cream Advert

We already know from the movies that at any moment, we will wake from our cosy reality to discover ourselves geriatric prisoners having spent our lives at the hands of robots who force feed us ice cream to an ironically chipper 1950's jingle. Do we really need a reminder? Read More >>