Scientists Just 3D Printed a Working Human Heart

It's being called a ‘major medical breakthrough’

April 29, 2019

"That'll be the day when they can print out working organs for humans," the man said to his son.

Well, today is that day.

Scientists have just produced the first 3D-printed human heart. The breakthrough is being termed a "major medical breakthrough" by the scientific research community. Keep in mind, this would pave the way to allow for organ transplants to happen without donors.

While the 3D-printed heart is the size of a rabbit's and still needing to be taught to "pump," project lead Professor Tal Dvir says that “maybe, in 10 years, there will be organ printers in the finest hospitals around the world, and these procedures will be conducted routinely,” giving promise to the future of organ transplant and science as a whole.