Rebuilt face from parts grown on chest

A young woman in China, who lost the lower part of her face at a young age, will soon be getting a nose and mouth – transplanted from her chest. The tissue for her nose and lips were cultivated on her chest. Surgeons are also using 3D printing technology to fashion implants to help reconstruct her face.


From xenotranplantation, we are moving now to growing organs/human parts on the human body.

What are your views on this development? Are we overstepping ethical boundaries?

Are we going into areas of science where we are not prepared to answer the ethical questions yet?

Do you believe we are heading down a slippery slope that we will not be able to return from?


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