smitty777 writes: Yes, you heard me right. Start saving your toner, because the new 3D Kidney printer is here. At a recent TED talk, Dr. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine demonstrated his technique for printing a new kidney. The early stage technology involves scanning the patient's current organ, and actually printing the organ directly into the patient. He refutes reported claims that it's just a kidney shaped mold"as reported by some. While still in the early stages, it does hold promise that we will be able to use this technology for actual transplants in the future.
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