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Watch These 3D Printed Organs Beat Like Hearts

There’s something almost alchemical going on at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Scientists there have genetically transformed skin cells into heart cells and used them to 3D print mini-organs that… 288 more words

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Confirmed: First Human Embryo Gene Editing Reported In China

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Human embryos are at the centre of a debate over the ethics of gene editing.

In a world first, Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. 1,119 more words

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Man-Made DNA Trials To Begin

Pioneering trials using man-made DNA begin in battle against cancer, ebola, flu and HIV with scientists saying the treatment could be the key to defeating them… 322 more words

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3D Printing Human Replacement Parts

The advancements seen within the field of 3D bioprinting are simply staggering. With numerous companies spending millions of dollars on advancing such technologies, we are in the early stages of what may be one of the most important medical revolutions of our time. 501 more words

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April 6th, 2012 - "engineer humans rather than t'planet"

On April 6th 2012, the following story appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald.  If it had been five days earlier, it might have been funnier… 142 more words


3D-Printed DNA "Glue" Could Lead to Bio-Engineered Tissues/Organs

In an article entitled “3D Printing with Nucleic Acid Adhesives” published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, researchers have successfully  demonstrated an inexpensive process that according to the ACS article creates ” DNA-coated nanoparticles made of either polystyrene or polyacrylamide. 107 more words