We assume that future space settlements will have their own currencies [in case of Mordan settlements that will be the Talent]. Inter-settlement trade (IST) will, however, play an important role in the economic life of space settlers. And having multiple (national) currencies might be inconvenient for IST. Hence we argue for the introduction of a complementary trade currency for the trade between different settlements. Continue reading Stella: a proposal for inter-settlement trade
Umbilical cord blood contains stem cell, which can be used for scientific research and medical treatments, including the treatment of leukemia. Since umbilical is a waste product without a real purpose, the use of umbilical cord stem cells is much less controversial than the use of embryonic stem cells.
Reasons for using surrogates vary, but are mostly related to female infertility due to a dysfunctional uterus. As alternative for surrogacy, uterine transplants are pioneered, mainly in Sweden and some Islamic countries. If artificial uteri would become a viable option, the entire issue of surrogacy might become moot.
We can distinguish two main different types of surrogacy:
- Traditional surrogacy;
- Gestational surrogacy.