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18
May
Mouse

Mice with 3D-printed ovaries give birth to live young

Here is an interesting development in the world of science: Mice have successfully reproduced after being implanted with bioprosthetic ovaries created with a 3-D printer, according to research published in Nature Communications.

Read a summary of the research in Mice Successfully Reproduce with 3-D Printed Ovaries in TheScientist online.

The research has important implications for cancer patients of child-bearning age whose cancer treatments have left them sterile.

Source: SmartBrief, Inc.

Photo: One of the mouse pups born to a female who was implanted with a 3-D printed ovary, which contained follicles tagged with green fluorescent protein. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS