By Michael J. Hyde, James A. Herrick
Technology, rhetoric, and talking in regards to the post-human future.
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Nobody would undergo dialysis or transplantation unless he or she really needed it. Thus, the definition of need is clearly and necessarily affected by what is needed. At the same time, if a treatment is only partially effective, what it means to “need” a treatment could be altered according to its effectiveness. For example, suppose that kidney dialysis used to be less efficient than it is now, as a result of improved technology—suppose that it once could remove only 50 percent of the toxic unexcreted waste products from blood, but now it can remove 90 percent.
Most of the progress has been accomplished in animal models, but several human clinical studies are under way. in order to easily understand the task that regenerative medicine has set out to fulfill, we next describe the individual tissues and organs being replicated according to their level of organizational and functional complexity. four levels of tissue complexity to reGenerAte Flat Tissue Sheets of cells consisting of multiple layers of one cell type represent the simplest architectural subtype in the body.
For example, suppose that kidney dialysis used to be less efficient than it is now, as a result of improved technology—suppose that it once could remove only 50 percent of the toxic unexcreted waste products from blood, but now it can remove 90 percent. if 60 percent effectiveness in cleansing fAith in science f 31 the blood of waste products is needed to avoid illness or permanent damage, then dialysis would be indicated much sooner for a given individual in the early days of the technology than it would be for the same individual now.
After the genome : a language for our biotechnological future by Michael J. Hyde, James A. Herrick