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Could 3D printing solve the organ transplant shortage?: Scientists are racing to make replacement human organs with 3D printers.

Could 3D printing solve the organ transplant shortage?: Scientists are racing to make replacement human organs with 3D printers. But while the technology’s possibilities are exciting, already there are fears we could be ‘playing God’ ... spins the newspaper.

Replacement body parts custom made with 3D printing seems far more desirable than growing them in animals. Both technologies are progressing but the direct manufacture is surely the more sustainable especially if combined with host-derived stem cells.


Source: www.theguardian.com

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