from harper's (magazine), june 2007, pg. 96, "findings":
scientists in nevada created a sheep-human hybrid that is about 15 percent human; other researchers successfully grew sperm from human bone marrow, which could theoretically lead to a future in which pairs of lesbian mothers can produce their own daughters without the intervention of a male.
roboticists were working hard to create robots that will interact "rhythmically" with humans.
from harper's, april 2007, pg. 108, "findings":
a woman with a bionic arm can now sense her missing fingers in her chest.