Feb 2, 2014

3D printing human tissue and organs to ‘spark ethics debate’

Posted by in categories: bioprinting, biotech/medical

By — The Telegraph
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Known as bioprinting, the medical application of 3D printing to produce living tissue and organs is advancing at such a rate, a major ethical debate on its use is likely to ignite by 2016.

In August last year the Hangzhou Dianzi University in China announced it had created biomaterial 3D printer Regenovo, which printed a small working kidney that lasted four months. Earlier in 2013, a two-year-old child in the US received a windpipe built with her own stem cells.
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