Israeli scientists create 3D-printed beating heart

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ISRAEL (CNN) – There’s been a potential major medical breakthrough as Israeli researchers have 3D-printed a heart using a patient’s own cells.

The researchers say their 3D heart is small, the size of a rabbit’s heart, but larger human hearts could be created using the same technology.

A 3D-printed heart could affect the lives of thousands awaiting transplants for end-stage heart failure each year.

A number of these patients will die while on the waiting list.

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