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Which do you prefer?

Biologically engineered lungs made from living tissue or completely engineered lungs using nanotechnology?

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/25/science/la-sci-lungs-20100625

Neither works, yet. One involves taking an existing lung structure from an adult, dissolving the cells and seeing if cells from a newborn will grow on the structure. The other is a microchip designed to mimic all the behavior of lung cells, mainly for the purpose of testing (think sci-fi nanotech).

Play with nature or integrate technology into nature?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 10:49 PM on Jun. 26, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 10:49 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • I am ok with either. What ever works the best with the least risk!!

    momofone072506

    Answer by momofone072506 at 10:50 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Both options are good for me too. Science is a wonderful thing!
    Lifes-A-Dance

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 10:53 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • wow...I don't have a religious exception to either of those, but that's pretty amazing!
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:54 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • i have a slight preference for the bio stuff just based on my aversion to synthetic biology (e.g. synthetic progesterone and knowing how it harms the body) but i'm glad we are exploring all available options to bring health to more people.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 10:55 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • I was actually talking with SO about nanotech the other night- I find it incredibly intriguing.

    From a relig stand point, I have no stance.

    From a practical one- Nonotech can be engineered specifically for MY body.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:07 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • I don't have a religious issue with either--but wow, the things they are working on are amazing, aren't they?
    Cassidhes_Mom

    Answer by Cassidhes_Mom at 11:18 PM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Either one but I really find nanotechnology fascinating.

    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 12:57 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • I mean I wouldn't mind seeing both perfected.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 12:58 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • In theory it is beyond amazing! To consider it in practice...for myself?...well now I am not really the 'experimental' type of gal ... more of a tried and true so until some long term trials had been completed I'd be a little nervous about it...
    beachmamaof2

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 3:41 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

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