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Custom Organs, Designer Critters, DIY Particle Detectors: NOVA Next Week in Review

ByAllison EckNOVA NextNOVA Next

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature

Replacing a failing kidney or scarred heart may soon require little more than a slurry of cells and a 3D printer. NOVA Next contributor Jenny Morber

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reports the story.

In other news from NOVA and around the web:

Recreating human vasculature, seen here in a 3D CT scan of a human heart, is difficult using current 3D printing techniques.

Did you miss "Incredible Journey of the Butterflies" this week? Watch it streaming online.

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