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We are entering the 21st Century with bodies that were designed for the Stone Age. But the dream of becoming superhuman may become reality this century. In this ground-breaking six-part series, see how pioneers at the cutting edge of medicine are harnessing the human body's extraordinary capacity for self-repair and reinvention with amazing results.
TRAUMA - What goes on in the human body after suffering a traumatic accident? Recent advances in medicine mean that the chance of survival is greater than ever.
SPARE PARTS - In the world of transplant medicine, the body is the enemy. Researchers are constantly looking for ways to trick the body into accepting - and even adopting - a foreign organ as its own.
SELF-REPAIR - Medical pioneers are harnessing the body's incredible ability to self-repair in an effort to grow "spare" organs identical to parts that wear out. This could mean a leap in survival rates of the population beyond 100 years old.
KILLERS INTO CURES - The real plague of the 21st Century will be allergies and auto-immunity diseases - caused by too little exposure to infection. In the ongoing war between humans and microbes, the microbes are clearly winning.
THE ENEMY WITHIN - Cancer is the disease of a healthy society - a final challenge to the increased life expectancy that the future promises.
THE BABY BUILDERS - Enormous advances in both reproductive technology and genetics mean that science now holds immense power over the evolution of the entire human race.
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