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Molecules to Medicine

Need a Hand? Now You Can Print One

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“Every 4 1/2 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect.” That translates to 1 of just 33 babies being born with a defect in the U.S. Of these, about 1,500 babies, or 4 out of every 10,000 babies are born missing a hand or arm (“upper limb reduction”). While crude replacements have been [...]

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Editing the City


Amazing new technologies are helping people with severe mobility issues get around more independently, from wheelchairs that climb stairs to wheelchairs controlled by breathing, magnetic tongue piercings, or even thoughts. But for the majority of people with mobility issues, which will include almost everyone at one point or other in their lifetime, much simpler technologies [...]

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