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NATIONAL | The rise of traditional 3D printers is already heralding a new age in technology, the revolutionary devices can print anything from a gun to a teddy bear. And well... printing a living human being? That feat is still well off... but soon you may be able to order your own replacement parts because a group of researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed a 3D bioprinter that can create human cells.
The researchers there in North Carolina have two such bioprinters and they're currently working on how to use the Bioprinter to, get this - create human skin and vital organs.
These devices could impact the lives of thousands of people each year, and could eventually save millions of lives. There is a critical shortage of human organs available for transplant. When donor organs can be found, they are often located far from the intended recipient. This means the body parts must be flown in from other parts of the world - or cultivated from
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