Is 3D printing the next big medical breakthrough?

In this article, CNN talks about how 3D printing could be advanced enough to print human organs in the near future. After watching the basic 3D printer at the library in action, it got me wondering about how the technology could be used in physics/computer science courses here at Oxy. However, if oxy had adequate funding, would it be a good idea to invest in research in medical 3D printing? There are many bio and chemistry majors here that could do great hands-on research projects with the exciting gadget.


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