Saturday, December 27, 2008

On Youth, Beauty, and Lipodiesel.

An odd configuration of stories, all with bioethical implications:

Youth: COULD artificially raising levels of a key enzyme hold back the effects of ageing? A step closer to the fountain of eternal youth?

Beauty: For many cancer patients undergoing mastectomies, reconstructive breast surgery can seem like a first step to reclaiming their bodies.

Lipodiesel: ~ The Love Handle Express?: Former Beverly Hills doctor powered his SUV with fat removed from his patients. (Without their consent, I dare say.) Ewww. His Lipodiesel website is no longer online and he's packed up shop and moved to South America. Sounds like a plot line for Nip/Tuck.

No comments: