NASA’s latest project? 3D-printing human organs in space.
You heard right – NASA has teamed up with researchers from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine to grow human liver tissue, using 3D-printing techniques. The research will soon be tested on the International Space Station.
The experiments could one day make organ transplants more viable by ‘growing’ organs in a lab.
What are your feelings on growing human organ tissue in a lab? Are there any ethical concerns? Do you think it’s possible?