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First things first—if you haven't watched the first season of Westworld on HBO, make that a priority. Short of that, at least check out the intro to Westworld, which shows human bodies being 3D printed in striking detail, right down to the muscle fibers. It's science fiction, right? Only until someone makes it a reality. With that in mind, scientists from Spain's Universidad Carolos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a prototype 3D printer that can print functional human skin. This is a big deal. Being able to print human skin would be a boon for transplant patients. It could also lessen the need for animal testing in some situations. The way it works is that the bioprinter uses a special bio... Read more...