Humans are fascinating creatures. Our appetite for destruction is utterly amazing. Our daring endeavor to play with nature’s forces and show off our ego is stupid to say the least. We have always tried to get ahead of ourselves, either from too much confidence in our powers or for too much of a lack of confidence in our powers. No matter the reason, the chase is merely useless. We are so eager to evolve that we step on the grass of natural progress and sooner or later nature will have a strong word to say about this.
Recently, a group of scientists has embarked on a mission to synthetically create a human brain in a scientific laboratory. Ethics, along with language, is on its way to the grave. When is it that natural methods of reproduction have become overrated? Where does science stop and where does monstrosity and self-destruction begin? Scientists are too busy to answer these questions, as that brain stuck in a bell jar does not wait for us to ponder on existentialist matters.
This is the first time scientists have been able to generate the entirety of brain regions in a single stem cell structure, an enormous step toward creating a platform to study the genetic and electropsychological underpinnings of neural disorders. Oh well, is that so, really? Well, we are masters at manipulating science, masters at bringing the worst in everything, look at what global warming and all the other human-influenced structures have made of the world. Should we really believe that a brain completely created in a lab will be used for a constructive purpose?Hope dies last, so let’s hope so before reality kicks in.
The team of researchers has successfully developed a fetus’ brain, biologically five weeks old, with the size of a pencil eraser. The process has involved adult skin cells that were turned into stem cells. Experts have declared that this work is not finished yet, as they plan to grow the brain to that of a 12 week fetus’ brain. That age offers the baby the ability to squirm, move its eye muscles, close its fingers and move its toes.
The future sounds scary. We’re slowly becoming blinded by our powers to create larger than life structures. Experimental science is always welcomed but when does experiment stop and infatuation begin? As scientists grow human brain in lab, remote communities in the world still don’t have all the means for survival. And this is only one, common perspective over the future controversial matter.
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