I Sintetici / The Synthetics
“Alright, but, from then on, all babies have been born from women. It’s always been like that.”
“And now not any more. You can really see that they don’t let you read the papers yet. Did you ever hear them talking about pills, test tubes, syringes? Well, that’s how Mario was born and some others like him.”
The story tells us about a world that is more and more populated by “synthetic” individuals. This will give us the chance to discuss the present-day borders of human genetics, reproduction of human cells in test tubes, the use of stem cells, and the creation of entire organisms that have been genetically modified.
Alberto Piazza, Università degli studi di Torino
Beatrice Mautino – scientific journalist
Readings by Giorgio Perno