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Artificial humans to replace animal testing


Posted on Monday, 1 September, 2014 | Comment icon 21 comments

Animal testing could soon be shut down for good. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Alexey Krasavin
The practice of testing products on animals could be discontinued within as little as three years.
Claiming the lives of up to 90 million animals every year, animal testing could soon become a thing of the past thanks to the invention of sophisticated new artificial organs that are capable of mimicking almost any part of the human body.

'Artificial humans' comprised of several hundred different artificial organs could soon be used to test everything from cosmetic products to the latest cancer drugs.

"We are replacing animal testing right now," said Harvard scientist Geraldine Hamilton. "These systems allow a much greater understanding of the mechanisms of the human body and give us insights that are not possible with animal studies."

Artificial lungs, kidneys and livers are already being used for these purposes and it is believed that within just a few years these remarkable new systems could do away with animal testing entirely.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (21)

Tags: Animal Testing, Artificial Humans


 
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Comment icon #12 Posted by bobb73 on 1 September, 2014, 19:47
This is good news finally! Sick of playing God with animals and treating them like second class earthlings. They have feelings, consciousness, and what we believe a soul to be. It's been a general holocaust on animals for at least 2000 years.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Duchess Gummybuns on 1 September, 2014, 20:45
We finally decided on cloning. I was waiting for that to happen. Alright, everyone. Time to celebrate. Get the cold ones.
Comment icon #14 Posted by bubblykiss on 2 September, 2014, 1:39
Everyone is being replaced with robots. Soon there will be no use for anything living. Seriously glad this is going to stop and we won't need animals to find that next Ebola treatment or the cure for cancer. If these micro-humans can be used for that kind of testing. My plan to replace my cat with a "robotic feline replacement-surrogate love unit with fully integrated purr functionality" ran afoul when both the in and standard organic felines rose in revolt.
Comment icon #15 Posted by stevemagegod on 2 September, 2014, 2:48
PETA will be please. Now its time for a between the Human Rights Groups lol.
Comment icon #16 Posted by FlyingAngel on 2 September, 2014, 5:01
Soon, we'll stop healing organs but we're gonna replace organs like robots
Comment icon #17 Posted by John Wesley Boyd on 2 September, 2014, 5:48
Fracking Cylons!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Virot Maglan on 3 September, 2014, 4:31
Pretty much like Never Let Me Go minus the being an actual human clone part.
Comment icon #19 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 3 September, 2014, 11:36
Ever see that movie, The Island??? Yes. In three years, The Island. In twenty years, The Matrix.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Dracona15 on 11 September, 2014, 14:29
I'm glad to hear this. I love animals.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Red Howler on 11 September, 2014, 15:47
I dunno really. It sounds cruel and sick. Testing on animals is bad enough.


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