This TED Talk is two years old but shows just how cutting-edge 3d printing is. In it, Anthony Atala discusses how advances in 3d printing have helped his team to develop techniques for producing kidneys (and in theory any other organ) in a lab setting. While it’s years away from practical human use, such research could one day make transplants significantly safer.
To keep up to date with the research, check out the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
How do you think technology will shape medicine over the next few years?