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3D Printing Reshapes Healthcare
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Marilyn Cohodas
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2/21/2014 | 4:47:42 PM
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This is a remarkable slide show. I had no idea that 3D printing was so sophisticated and that healthcare is doing such remarkable things with it! 
Alison_Diana
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2/21/2014 | 12:10:36 PM
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There is such a dearth of organs for transplant that researchers hope 3D printing could one day replace the need for the whole concept of the transplant waiting list.That woudl be fantastic.
David F. Carr
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2/21/2014 | 11:37:34 AM
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I do prefer that to the Larry Niven future in which bootleg organs harvested from the living become a core criminal enterprise and convicts get carved up for their spare parts.
Susan Fourtané
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2/21/2014 | 6:44:25 AM
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David, 

In the future, you will be able to have a complete spare set of organs available for you in case of needing a transplant. If they are 3D printed using your own cells there is no risk of your body rejecting them. 

-Susan
David F. Carr
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2/20/2014 | 4:25:05 PM
Make sure you read to the end: last picture is priceless
The concept of printing braces for children with muscular/skeletal disorders, resizing as they grow, is brilliant.
Alison_Diana
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2/20/2014 | 2:30:46 PM
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I wonder how long it'll be before plastic surgeons print out 'better' noses or chins on-demand?! 
David F. Carr
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2/20/2014 | 12:32:32 PM
Love the skull
Good to know spare body parts are available to order.
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