Monday, January 25, 2010

G P Ching's "Replacement Parts" (flash fiction, medical ethics, free): A look at stem-cell controversy

A future where replacing failed human organs like kidney are relatively minor procedures because you don't have to go seek a donor; there is a flourishing industry that can manufacture any organ you may need from stem cells.

Only, stem cells come from fertilized eggs - that will normally grow to human beings, but are being artificially coerced to grow only into specific parts. So, the alternative view (of "Rescuers") is: this is using little babies as replacement organs!

One of the Rescuers has arranged a terrible protest...

Fact sheet.

First published: Every Day Fiction, 19 January 2010.
Download full text from publisher's site.
Rating: B.