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  • John Moult, Professor at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), University of Maryland, deciphers the human genetic codes with participatory research tools.

  • A human embryonic stem cell printed on a home-made 3D printer. Using stem cells as a form of 'ink', the Heriot-Watt University team, led by Dr Will Shu, think they'll soon be able to print human tissue. Bioengineer Alan Faulkner-Jones built the printer which uses a valve-based technique to deposit whole, live cells onto a surface.

  • Ibrahim Ozbolat joins HuffPost Live to talk about how far off we are from being able to create brand new organs that generate electricity.

  • Aileen Li fills a syringe with a saline solution that contains tiny rods made of silica. Those rods form the basis of a new method to fight everything from cancer to ebola in the human body. David Mooney, a professor of bioengineering at Harvard, says the human immune system is the most efficient weapon on the planet to fight disease, but that sometimes it needs to be activated to respond to threats. That's where these rods come in.