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The makers of the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided video game host a bioethics conference
You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
But elective amputation has its opponents
Mouse milk (for people), spider-goats, pain-free cattle, and nine more
Organic electronics interfacing seamlessly with our nerves could pave the way for prosthetic brains
Engineers develop a mind-controlled prosthetic arm dexterous enough to play piano
Ted Berger has spent the past decade engineering a brain implant that can re-create thoughts. The chip could remedy everything from Alzheimerâ€™s to absent-mindednessâ€”and reduce memory loss to nothing more than a computer glitch
The next generation of artificial limbs-fused directly to human bone and commanded by the brain-promises effortless, natural motion. It can't come soon enough for the newest group of prosthetics wearers: U.S. soldiers
Scientists invent the Cyberhand, a brain-controlled robotoic hand with fingers that can actually feel
A wearable energy tracker takes the guesswork out of weight loss
The first motorized prosthesis with a brain
Shots without needles
Gut-shocking implant zaps appetite
A nonaddictive drug for chronic pain
A pimple killer does the job in a day
The first prosthesis that merges mind and machine
Jesse Sullivan test-drives a brain-powered artificial arm
Devices that harness brain or nerve impulses to help patients see, hear, move, and communicate are already available -- though for now they remain relatively primitive.