Future Organ Production a Possibility with 3D Stem Cell Printer
March 24, 2013
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For the first time scientists have printed human embryonic stem cells using a 3D printer. The Heriot-Watt University team's research could eventually lead to human organs being printed on demand and an end to animal drug testing. Jim Drury reports.
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