In his weekly column, UTMB’s Dr. Michael Warren explores ‘bionic’ technology. “Artificial body parts are becoming more and more readily available. In fact, you may have a friend or relative with an artificial hip, knee, heart valve or eye lens. It’s difficult to compile an accurate listing of all the available artificial body parts. … In the future, the sky (in combination with funding sources) is the limit. I’m not willing to estimate how far this science will go, nor its implications, but I will predict that many of us, or our children, will be faced with decisions involving artificial organs and limbs.”