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An Organ Printer?

We’ve blogged at length about the shortage of donor organs in the United States. A company in San Diego is working on a solution to that problem: “the first commercial 3D bio-printer for manufacturing human tissue and organs.” The machine will initially be used to make only simple tissues for research purposes, but the company hopes to eventually produce more complex body parts. In fact, some day bio-printers may even “be capable of printing tissues and organs directly into the body.” (HT: Daniel Lippman)[%comments]