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BRING OUT YOUR DEAD

Kerry Greville believes that the human body has resource potential after death. The Central Saint Martins student, who's pursuing a master's degree in textile futures, is exploring the provocative notion that we can—and should—extract chemical components from cremated remains. The human body, after all, is a gold mine of base and precious metals, including copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, and iron. Still, even the most pragmatic among us is likely to give pause over the social and emotional implications of harvesting the dead.

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