Okay, this article on a living tissue jacket is just disturbing and yet darkly funny. Basically, some guys are literally growing a jacket from living tissue…
Grown using a combination of mouse and human cells, the jacket is currently quite tiny (about 2 inches high and 1.4 inches wide) and would just fit a mouse….
“One of the most common and somewhat surprising comments we heard was that people were disturbed by our ethics of using living cells to grow living fabric,” said Zurr, “while the use of leather obtained from animals seems to be accepted without any concern for the well-being of the animals from which the skin has been removed.”
Hey, I’ll concede they have somewhat noble reasons for doing this, but hello? We’re talking about wearing jackets made from living human flesh. Um… Hannibal Lecter? Skinsuits? This guy? Ringing any bells?