Post Reply Tiny organs -- on a chip -- play a part in medicine
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Posted 8/18/17 , edited 8/18/17
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/tiny-organoids-promise-big-boost-medical-care-ncna793986

Tiny clusters of specialized stem cells are being developed on chips in order to speed up development and testing of new and wonderful drugs, as well as possibly replacing actual organs with chipsets made from the victim's own cells.

How long until freelance doctors are stealing the organs of the poor for their rich benefactors and replacing them with chip knockoffs? Until Neuromancer is real?
Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
Take my organs
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
As you mentioned, the chip only models the behavior of the organ for drug testing and the like. It doesn't act as a functional replacement for an organ. (Although I suppose you can hedge and say not yet.)

Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
I will never look at a bag of fritos the same again
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Posted 8/23/17 , edited 8/23/17
Cool concept for drug testing, kinda feels like it's lost in the OP's fictional narrative though.
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