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The first 3D printed organ -- a liver --
is expected in 2014

Computer World, by Lucas Mearian

Original Article

Posted By:lasvegaslou, 12/28/2013 7:50:00 AM

Approximately 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant. But that may change someday sooner than you think -- thanks to 3D printing. Advances in the 3D printing of human tissue have moved fast enough that San Diego-based bio-printing company Organovo now expects to unveil the world´s first printed organ -- a human liver -- next year. Like other forms of 3D printing, bio-printing lays down layer after layer of material -- in this case, live cells -- to form a solid physical entity -- in this case, human tissue.

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Major changes in the way we live are coming fast - if our rulers allow it and many of them like things just the way they are. In this case it´s called a 3D printer. In Science Fiction they call it a "replicator." Sounds more snappy. This particular technology seems better suited for reproducing inanimate objects. Molecular technology may be the future.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq, 12/28/2013 8:02:18 AM     (No. 9670589)

Soon anesthesia will be replaced by the "Spock Pinch".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cThree, 12/28/2013 8:05:30 AM     (No. 9670594)

Soon, maybe: "Tea. Earl Gray. Hot."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/28/2013 8:27:44 AM     (No. 9670619)

More human than human.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/28/2013 9:37:14 AM     (No. 9670714)

Is it too soon for ScarecrObama to put in for a new brain?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 12/28/2013 10:38:11 AM     (No. 9670800)

Well the article got my attention. I´m gonna need one of those puppies but I don´t think I can wait that long. No I´m not an alkie.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/28/2013 11:57:42 AM     (No. 9670900)

I hope you get one soon, #5.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/28/2013 11:59:32 AM     (No. 9670903)

#5, so sorry to hear this. Be well, amigo.

Now, as to innovation and competition .. don´t you know Congress and this Executive will pass laws and regulations making this stunning advancement illegal?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/28/2013 1:21:19 PM     (No. 9670985)

Just in time for Ed Schultz to receive it.

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