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Bioengineer: 3-D Printed Human Hearts Will Be a Reality within a Decade

According to a bioengineer specializing in cardiovascular research, an artificial heart made from 3-D printing is only a decade away—maybe sooner. Executive and scientific director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute at the University of Louisville Stuart K Williams told Wired.co.uk. “America put a man on the Moon in less than a decade. I said a full decade to provide some wiggle room.” Williams’ team believes that research into the area of 3-D printed organs is accelerating so rapidly, that advancing the to point of actually creating an artificial heart from scratch is just years away. In the most recent issue of RELEVANT, we examined some of the ethical, spiritual and technological issues behind the new field of 3-D printing human organs …

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