Just testing with the super-amazing subsurface shader.
Here are two of our "grown" humans. Both made from my own genes, but one is wearing the "skin" we are testing out until we can find a way to grow some. They are genetically identical, down to every single molecule. And though they are technically clones, they have developed slightly different personalities. The skin on the right model is somewhat thin to be less restrictive. But it is so thin that the artificial muscles and forming plates underneath are visible. One small problem we had to work out was one with and unknown bio-luminescent gene in the Vita Signifer plants. So we have a few Synths walking around the lab who have a faint blue glow. Also due to the deep sea nature of the VS plant synths cannot photosynthesize. They can, however absorb nutrition through water immersion like kelp and many other ocean plants. Synths are also capable of breathing in and out of water, can regrow lost body parts relatively quick and seem to have human needs to eat, sleep, drink, and so forth. And they smell good too!
We here at iletgo Industries are aware that science has already rendered males obsolete in reproduction. And due to the semi-plantlike nature of a synth's cellular makeup they are all born "female" by our choice. We tried to grow from male genes, but they had no discernible male genitalia. For the sake of bad flora puns: they all had flowers. So as such we've decided to only grow female forms. A few men around the labs have opted for genetically identical female synths grown.
We've run one reproductive test and they seem to do so by excreting a viscous "pollen" on the flesh. From there NOBODY seems to understand what goes on from there, even the synths. The secretions do contain the same chemical build as human semen and can possibly be used to fertilize human females in a like manner.
Side note: Though these two were grown using my genes, I still exist in this now out-dated human body. We are looking for ways to transfer the human consciousness to a "blank" brain. But because life begins at conception, we are worried about overwriting a pre-existing life with another. This is morally wrong to us. Our only current option is to remove the brain of an established individual and grow the new synth body around it. And in doing so, because your brain and age could be 27 for example; being in a newly developed body would technically reset you to a newborn.