3D printed livers by next year?

 Mallory Hyaline

The first 3D printed organ — a liver — is expected in 2014 –
[Via  Computerworld]

Approximately 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant. But that may change someday sooner than you think — thanks to 3D printing.

Advances in the 3D printing of human tissue have moved fast enough that San Diego-based bio-printing company Organovo now expects to unveil the world’s first printed organ — a human liver — next year.


This will be really cool, even if just for research purposes now.

And a $1 million prize may move it forward faster,