From computer programs that help the blind “see” using sound to the ability to regenerate amputated limbs, new technologies have opened a new world of possibilities for the human body. But as scientists ask how much we can augment, enhance and push the human form, this new world contains a host of ethical issues. Journalist Adam Piore, author of the new book “The Body Builders,” takes us inside pioneering projects of bioengineering and the moral concerns facing the field.
Adam Piore Explores Bioengineering's Brave New World
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Adam Piore is the author of "The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human." (Photo: Kellie Walsh)
Adam Piore, former editor and correspondent, Newsweek; author, "The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human"