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From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to 3-D printing: The evolution of organ transplants

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Doctors and scientists first began experimenting with organ transplants in the 1700s. But it wasn’t until 1954 that a breakthrough was made. Dr. Joseph E. Murray completed the first successful living-related kidney transplant in Boston. Today, such procedures have become pretty routine and some companies are even working to synthesize artificial human tissue using 3-D printers.Jan.24.2018

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