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Apr 3, 2020

Scientists Are Printing Living “Xenobots” out of Biological Cells

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Designer Babies

Xenobots, which were first brought to life back in January, can’t reproduce. Instead, computer scientists program them in a virtual environment and then 3D print their creations out of embryonic cells.

“We are witnessing almost the birth of a new discipline of synthetic organisms,” Columbia University roboticist Hod Lipson, who was not part of the research team, told the NYT. “I don’t know if that’s robotics, or zoology or something else.”

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