Bioprinting: Your father has been on a waitlist for a new kidney for several years, but no match has been found. You hear about bioprinting on the news and decide to do some research so you can tell him about it. Start with an explanation of what bioprinting is, and how the process works. Relate it to what you have learned about cells, tissues, and organs.
What are the benefits of bioprinting?
What are the current challenges?
What are stem cells and how can they be used for bioprinting?
What is bioink and how is it used for bioprinting?
Include a least two examples of current research in this field, and conclude with predictions for the future. Finally, do you believe that your father could benefit from this technology in his lifetime?