How to Create a Human in a Lab by@serkova
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How to Create a Human in a Lab

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Below is an essay exploring Advanced Bioengineering that replicates life. The value of the 1982 film Blade Runner — an epic cinematic masterpiece — goes beyond the gloomy aesthetics of rainy LA and magnificent score by Vangelis. Blade Runner is fundamentally a contemplation of bioethics. Ridley Scott, inspired by legendary writer Philip K. Dick, depicted how the ability to create human identical synthetic beings called replicants put into question the very notion of humanity. Lab-synthesized body parts, assembled into living beings which could breathe, think, eat, bleed and die, resembled humans so closely that, once replicants obtained memories, the already blurred line between “us” and “them” became nearly ungraspable. The replicants could, however, outperform humans in several ways. Their genetic makeup was modulated to give them superior strength, speed, agility, resilience, and intelligence.

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