Video: Ability to 3D-print muscles, bones and even ORGANS and implant them into patients proved feasible by scientists

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Just like in the 2004 cult sci-fi classic, I, Robot, doctors of the future may be able to build brand-new parts of the body from scratch and replace wounded limbs and organs.

Regenerative medicine students at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre (WFBMC) have used sophisticated, custom-made 3D-printers to create body parts, which, when implanted into animals, matured into functional tissues - and even developed a system of blood vessels. The director of WFBMC, and the study’s senior author, Anthony Atala, said: “This novel tissue and organ printer is an important advance in our quest to make replacement tissue for patients.

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