printing organs with 3D printers
With the evolution of technology, 3D printer has become a popular item for people in many professions. Artists use these printers to create art, engineers use them to print parts of objects, and now scientists are using them to print organs. One of the biggest flaw of the human body is our regenerative ability. Biologically, we can only regenerate a very few things, such as bones, hair, skin, and nails. But now with 3d printing technology, we are one step closer on creating functional artificial organs. 3D printers can use many different types of material to create objects for multiple purposes. Scientists are creating prototypes of organs by experimenting with materials in order to mimic the texture and feelings of real human organs. If successful, and I’m sure they will be, this technology would be a huge leap for humanity. We can give blind people visions, replace hearing aids with artificial cochlea, hearts for heart transplant patients who would wait years for a transplant. It would be a medical miracle.
Do you think that 3d printing can be used to create artificial organs? What are some of the potential downsides or issues you can think off? What else can we use 3D printers for?