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Apr 10, 2016

New 3D Printed Ovaries Allow Infertile Mice to Give Birth

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, health

It might be time to rethink fertility treatment.

Here’s the scoop: scientists at Northwestern University 3D printed a functional ovary out of Jello-like material and living cells. When implanted into mice that had their ovaries removed, the moms regained their monthly cycle and gave birth to healthy pups.

The scientists presented their results last week at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston.

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  1. This is a huge leap forward! So many families will be able to have children :)