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Dr Ranj Singh investigates how scientists are using 3D printing to create body parts to help disfigured children. Mark Jordan investigates how terminally ill Welsh cancer patients are flooding into London for treatment denied to them back home. And Wendy Hurrell discovers why gin is making a comeback in the capital.

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29 minutes

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Mon 6 Oct 2014 19:30
BBC One London

3D printed ears for disfigured children

3D printed ears for disfigured children

Five years ago, few people had heard of 3D printing, but now computer generated images are being used to create body parts.  

Scientists at University College London are using 3D printing to create ears to be implanted onto children with severe disfigurements in the first clinical trial of its kind.  

The scientific team has been testing the process by implanting a 3D ear on a rat. The operation filmed by BBC Inside Out is a major medical breakthrough and could radically change organ transplants.  

Watch the video feature on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
PresenterMatthew Wright
ReporterRanj Singh
ReporterMark Jordan
ReporterWendy Hurrell
Series ProducerAndy Richards

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