The Artificial Human

The era of the man-made man or woman has arrived. Scientists, surgeons, and so-called bioengineers are working overtime to develop artificial organs, grow skin and other body parts in the laboratory, and even propagate whole, living organs, including the human heart. Click on the body at left to learn more about these decidedly 21st-century technologies.

Note: Whenever we discuss a specific product rather than a general type of product, we reference its manufacturer by name and location in a separate list. Also, please note that our artificial person only offers a glimpse of some of the exciting developments taking place in the world of the high-tech human as it existed at the time of writing (December 1999); it does not pretend to be comprehensive in coverage.

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