From xerography to artificial organs

The scanning and “printing” of three-dimensional objects, such as a wrench with moving parts, seemed like science fiction to me.  But something even more science fictional is on the horizon—the
“printing” of human flesh and organs.

Click on How bioprinting works for an article in the Washington Post describing the technology.

Click on Sir, Your Liver Is Ready: Behind the Scenes of Bioprinting for an article in Wired magazine describing the technology in more detail.

Click on ‘Printing out’ new ears and skin for a BBC News account of a presentation on 3D biological printing at the 2011 meeting of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

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