No, that was not a typo, or me being cutesy pie. I just saw a news segment on ABC TV here in Australia about a breakthrough technology that can literally print living tissue.
The technology is based on the concept of 3D printing that has been around for a few years now [not quite cheap enough for domestic use unfortunately].
The principle behind ordinary 3D printers is to build up a three dimensional shape using very fine layers. You can create amazing objects with intricate shapes on the inside by leaving blank spaces in each layer. The process is obviously very complex, and designing the layers is even harder… and that’s just for something like a cup or a mug.
Have a look at how living tissue is created. Yesterday, this was still sci-fi. Today it’s the shape of things to come.