News From The Future: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Using Living Tissue As An Artistic Medium

Biological processes and structures have inspired artists for centuries, but it’s only in the last two decades that artists have started to collaborate with biologists to create works that use live human and animal tissues, bacteria and living organisms as materials. This emerging field of “bioart” can be extremely provocative, and brings with it a range of technical, logistical and ethical issues.

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