Quote Originally Posted by onesecondglance View Post
- how they might prevent the organ being passed hereditarily to offspring (the organ design is their intellectual property and they want to sell the procedure to new generations, rather than having it passed on)
I can't see this being an issue. Parents don't pass on changes that happened during their lifetime (organ transplants, amputations, scars, etc.) to their kids (look up "Lamarckism" for the discredited theory about this). The only way this could affect future offspring is if you were somehow to manipulate the reproductive cells (ovaries and sperm). At least, that's my understanding -- IANAD.