Hybrid Animal-Human Organs Could Prevent Diseases Before They Occur [Pics]
Body parts fused with different species DNA can react to heart attacks and strokes to stop them from happening.
Agatha Haines is a Royal College of Art student who's latest project called Circumventive Organs looks at the idea of infusing human organs with animal characteristics – allowing them to better deal with heart attacks and other medical ailments.
In opposition to the idea of relying entirely on prosthetics, and other artificial means to keep ourselves going through, Haines explores the idea of hybrid organs that are designed to react to a specific condition within the body.
One such organ is Electrostabilis Cardium – a defibrillating organ using parts from an electric eel that can discharge an electric current to the heart when it recognises it's having a heart attack.