Re: interspecies hair transplants

From: animated silicon love doll (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 02:46:35 MST

2002.01.31 01:23:29, "Robert Coyote" <> wrote:

>It might indeed. But it might also lead to very entertaining (or, to some,
>appalling) new hair "styles." Young people, rather than dying their hair,
>might have selected implants to give them multicolored heads of hair. Even
>beyond that, if hair follicles are indeed immune-privileged sites, then even
>interspecies hair transplants might be possible and desired by the more
>adventurous. Imagine a head of silky mink fur! Or how about an entire "coat"
>of mink fur?

screw that, i just want straight hair! the only thing i can do that is not a total pain is
braids/extensions... and i can't afford extensions right now, and my hair's too long for
braids. i hate living in such a conservative state, when the only things i can do that look
remotely non freakish are long hair (which will take another year or so) in a ponytail or no
hair (NO).

as much as i might like a mink coat, i'd rather just get rid of my body hair entirely...

> 1.. Reynolds et al., "Trans-Gender Induction of Hair Follicles," Nature
>402:33-34 (1999).

and that title brings up an idea, too - transsexuals could get hair of the proper sex
implanted. (hell, i'm non-op and i'd love to have girls leg hair. just to make shaving easier!)

cheshire morgan. we all create life, some of us with wombs,
                        some with smiles, some with patient hands.
                        we are all gods, if we choose to be.

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