Sunday, September 14, 2014

‘Genetically Modified Micro Humans’ to be ‘Farmed’ for Drug Testing by 2017

Via LH

humans embryo test 263x164 Mad Science: Genetically Modified Micro Humans to be Farmed for Drug Testing by 2017

Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.

Artificial humans will be ‘farmed’ with interacting organs that can be used in drug tests, speeding up the process of FDA and other government regulatory approvals, and supposedly without damaging rats or other animals currently used in laboratories. The GM humans will contain smartphone-sized microchips that will be programmed to replicate up to 10 major human organs.

Each GM human will be tiny – roughly the size of a microchip itself, simulating the response of humans to substances inhaled, absorbed in the blood, or exposed to in the intestinal tract.

Early versions comprising an artificial kidney, heart, lung or gut are already being used by the cosmetic industry and to observe the use of chemical drugs on non-GMO humans.

The Times of India reported that researchers said this could replace up to 90 million animals each year in labs. Uwe Marx, a tissue engineer from Technische Universitat Berlin and founder of TissUse, a firm developing the technology said:
“If our system is approved by the regulators, then it will close down most of the animal-testing laboratories worldwide.” said.


  1. Oh hell no, They are playing God and that cannot be tolerated! Next things will be cloning. Next thing will be what ever evil decides.
    This won't go over well with Christians. I have picketed at Planned Parenthood, I will do that at places that use this.

    1. Next things will be cloning. Next thing will be what ever evil decides.


  2. I want my own "mini me".

  3. Freaky weird. One of those articals I would have been better off not reading. Im not a head in the sand kinda guy but It would be nice to be right now. Holy X-Files Scully.

  4. Sacrilege

    When the act of creation is deemed more important than the Creator... we are doomed.

    1. I have doubts whether this will succeed.
      Cloning turned out to not be the wonderful thing they thought it would be.
      The clones were, for the most part, defective.
      Science should be guided by ethics. But we're morally and spiritually devoid.

      The fact that it's touted to save animal lives in testing products makes it even more repulsive. That they are calling them "artificial" - isn't possible.
      More "newspeak".

    2. Science should be guided by ethics.

      Should is the biggest word around it seems these days.