The term “function creep” means something used for a purpose that was not originally intended. This happens in many areasÃ‚Â surrounding our lives, but at the moment it’s stampeding across the arena of stem cell research and right on into the chests of test subjects.
British women may be offered a Ã¢â‚¬Å“naturalÃ¢â‚¬Â form of breast enlargement that uses stem cells and fat from a woman’s own body, under plans being considered by doctors.
The technique, pioneered in Japan, results in breasts that look and feel smoother than conventional cosmetic surgery using implants. This is because the stem cells enable the fat to grow its own blood supply, thus becoming an integral part of the breast rather than a foreign lump.
Stem cells have the potential to change into any cells in the body. They are found in most tissues, especially fat.
Dozens of women in Japan have received the breast enlargements during trials. Last week German medical authorities gave approval to the process. Under Brussels rules, this means that the procedure is now legal throughout the European Union, including Britain.
The practical implications would seem to be this: Stem cell research has yet to help cure Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Disease, but it can offer him a killer set of knockers if he so chooses.
Maybe this is just a clever sales ployÃ‚Â to get quicker approval around the world for embryonic stem cell research.
“Mr. Prime Minister, are you for embryonic stem cell research?”
“Well, there are many considerations, not the least of which is its effect on innocent human life and…”
“It’ll give your wife the finest set of knockers you’ve ever seen.”
“So in closing, yes, I’m all for it.”
You’ve gotta love science.
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