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At labs around the world, researchers have been experimenting with bioprinting, but there are many formidable obstacles to overcome. There is much work to do to perfect the process, get regulatory approvals and conduct clinical trials, but his eventual goal sounds like something from science fiction: to have a printer in the operating room that could custom-print new tissue.

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