The Utility Pets project uses products and services to draw attention to the ethical consequences of xenotransplantation - the transplantation of animal organs into humans. In the not-so-distant future, shortly after birth, people will be given a piglet with their own DNA engineered into it. The pig, known as a "knockout" pig in the scientific jargon, is a form of living insurance policy - an organ bank. This project explores what kind of new objects might be needed if the pig lives in the home with its owner's family.
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