Ethical Implications of Printing Organs and Tissues V ...

Ethical Implications of Printing Organs and Tissues V …

February 3, 2014

bodiesOn the one hand, it opens the door to the construction of certain vital products with which to improve the quality of life of many people, such as prostheses. And on the other hand there is “bioprinting” or “the medical application of 3D printing to produce living tissues and organs”, just as necessary.

The problem here is the regulation of these types of creations.

“These initiatives are well-intentioned but raise a number of questions that remain unanswered. What if complex ‘enhanced’ organs are made with non-human cells? Who will control the capacity to produce them? Who is going to guarantee the quality of the resulting organs? ”, Exemplifies the director of research of Gartner, Pete Basiliere.

via The Ethical Implications of 3D Printing Living Organs and Tissues.

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