On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
Researchers can print cells and biomaterials that make up human tissues, but there’s still a long way to go before fully functional organs can be made to order.
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs

Researchers can print cells and biomaterials that make up human tissues, but there’s still a long way to go before fully functional organs can be made to order.

Researchers can print cells and biomaterials that make up human tissues, but there’s still a long way to go before fully functional organs can be made to order.

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Infographic: Which 3-D Printed Tissues are Closest to the Clinic?
Infographic: Which 3-D Printed Tissues are Closest to the Clinic?
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020
Skin is much easier to create using 3-D printing than intestines.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike and Robert Pollack | Oct 1, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
First Child Delivered from Womb Transplanted from Dead Donor
First Child Delivered from Womb Transplanted from Dead Donor
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 5, 2018
The girl was born in Brazil in December 2017.
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Shawna Williams | Apr 30, 2018
The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.
Military Veteran Receives “Most Complex” Penis Transplant Yet
Military Veteran Receives “Most Complex” Penis Transplant Yet
Ashley Yeager | Apr 24, 2018
After losing his genitals in a roadside bomb explosion, the soldier endured a 14-hour surgery to have a donated penis, scrotum, and partial abdominal wall attached.
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
Ashley Yeager | Dec 31, 2017
The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.
Swedish Ethics Review Board: Macchiarini Is Guilty
Swedish Ethics Review Board: Macchiarini Is Guilty
Jef Akst | Oct 30, 2017
The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients. 
Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs
Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs
Shawna Williams | Aug 10, 2017
The study could pave the way for transplanting porcine organs to humans without the risk of reigniting endogenous retroviruses.