May 13, 2013 Marina Galperina

This… is “dickhead.” Quite literally. In potēntia is a recent, ethically-challenging project from researcher/artist Guy Ben-Ary and academic/artist Dr. Kirsten Hudson. The artists purchased human foreskin cells online and reverse-engineered them back into their embryonic state, then genetically manipulated those stem cells to grow into a neural network, a “brain.” Or, you know, force-chopped off flesh from living human […]

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