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.