Thursday, 22 May 2014

More Science Fiction (almost!)

More Medical Science fiction!!
A 3D printing company called Organovo has been experimenting with printing bits of human tissue including lung, kidney and heart muscle. This is called bioprinting. At the moment, this tissue is useful for research, drug development and testing and ultimately as replacement organs for patients ( a long long way away). I present this, only to make the point that the great creative force in scientific development came, not from academe, but from the creative genius of the great Science Fiction writers who were often ridiculed and from the political fantasists whose wildest nightmare scenarios have been exceeded!

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