Thursday, January 20, 2005

Skin and bones 'made to measure'

"The University of Manchester team say the inkjets will be able to 'print out' tailor-made human cells to fit a patient's exact dimensions."

If this sounds weird, that's because it is. We already have industrial "fabs" that can "print" machine parts. Living or semi-living things are the next logical step; it's not unlike matter transmission -- and in certain practical respects, even better.

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