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posted by n1 on Friday April 28 2017, @01:01AM   Printer-friendly
from the dear-little-Bottle-of-mine dept.

Various news outlets are reporting on work published in Nature Communications (open, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15112) (DX) on:

[...] a system that incorporates a pumpless oxygenator circuit connected to the fetus of a lamb via an umbilical cord interface that is maintained within a closed 'amniotic fluid' circuit that closely reproduces the environment of the womb. [...] fetal lambs that are developmentally equivalent to the extreme premature human infant can be physiologically supported in this extra-uterine device for up to 4 weeks.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 28 2017, @09:47AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 28 2017, @09:47AM (#501090)

    Isn't it wonderful? Soon TPTB can fire up new peons much as you or I would spin up a new VM. Why buy the entire cow if you only want the milk and all that. Throw in the mix automation and artificial intelligence and the 99% became dead weight.

    Guess what happens next?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 28 2017, @04:59PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 28 2017, @04:59PM (#501227)

    After the first horseman of the apocalypse? the other three follow.