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

Written by on September 14, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 12 Comments

 | Naturalsociety | Sept 14th 2014

Genetically Modified Micro HumanDevelopers 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.

Currently, this type of technology is already used on artificial organs like hearts and livers, but the results must be verified on a ‘live’ being – animals in a lab, for instance, to prove that substances are safe when interacting with a living being with real organs.

The problem with current testing, and obviously this proposed ‘solution,’ is that artificial organs, like animals, won’t respond the same way as a human body. We have already observed unforeseen side effects during human trials after animal trials that are far from ‘safe’ – GM crops are a perfect example of this phenomenon.

Organs cannot be divided into ‘fake’ computerized components. They interact with one another, the endocrine system, the brain, the nervous system, environmental cues, emotions, and according to advanced research, even our energetic bodies.

This reminds me of how genetically modified humans are planned to be the next venture for biotechnology companies working with the United States military, with the admitted goal of producing a ‘super soldier’ that does not require food or sleep to perform Olympic-style physical feats. The genetically modified humans, or ‘super soldiers’, will even be able to regrow limbs that were destroyed by enemy fire and live off of their fat stores for extreme lengths of time. You can read more on GMO super-humans here.

While the new GM human farms seem great on paper, since eliminating animal testing is indeed noble, they do not address possible far-reaching, negative ramifications for trying to re-create the complexities of Mother Nature’s form. It seems the pharmaceutical industry and biotech don’t learn from their mistakes at all.

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  1.' BT says:

    WTF? Nobody comments? Is this from “the Onion”…please tell me it is….

    How could this even be allowed? These “modified” humans ….are still HUMAN!!!!! They still feel pain…and are they “citizens”? Who were their parents….

    Hello….any other “humans” out there that feel enraged about this?

  2.' Bewildered says:

    I wish these “Developers” would work on eliminating pesticides, pollution, preservatives, and whatever else is causing our illnesses and cancers !!!!!!

  3.' Beverly Johnson says:

    This is a shame before God…I pray that they fail in the attempt…

  4.' steelerphil says:

    It’s computerized hardware programmed to respond to certain stimulus not living tissue

    •' joycej says:

      Did the article it say it was not living tissue? If so, that makes a big difference though I question it because so much is lied about and how can an electronic device be efficacious in testing. And, it is very misleading to show a photo of a real embryo as illustration. People are not responding because it’s hideous still, all of it.

  5.' Brian says:

    What? I thought they passed a bill that would not allow this back in the early 90’s
    Why are all this protective acts being declined now?

  6.' Katherine L says:

    and just like Atlantis, the madd scientists are playing with fire once again. Oh the humanity! I can only hope the Guardian Alliance or the Federation or any other off world cosmic agency in service to the one infinite creator get involved to deter this madness. At any rate, I hope the truly enlightened ones are off planet by the time the shit hits the fan. As a member of the human race, I can only say that Im truly embarrassed at what these service to self numskulls are doing.

  7.' joycej says:

    The only thought that came to mind was:
    I want off this planet.

  8.' joycej says:

    The only thought that came to mind was:
    “I want off this planet.”
    ( This is not a duplicate comment, administrator. Although I so think it now and then. )

  9.' Katherine L says:

    Remember who is operating the machine and let’s not loose our focus. With intelligence and our will, we’ll get through this illusion. The fog will lift. It will be. It is law. We have free will and the pendulum is scheduled to starting swinging the other way now. The “natural laws” of the universe are always ever present and we need to know that and relax yet be aware. Balance yourself and stay on track. Getting gittery? then take off your shoes and stand/walk on the Earth for 2 minutes; Bam… You’re grounded. The more you know (yourself) the fear just *poofs* and we can get on with this shift/transition.

  10.' joycej says:

    Even the bad guys are an evolving (or is it devolving) part of Creation, however. This is what makes our story make Star Wars look like a nursery rhyme. But I’m with you in belief and trust in the Universe to take care of the situation; swing the pendulum back to balance, as it always has.

  11.' colten says:

    Amen!!! This world is getting so bad!

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