Researchers at Tel Aviv University today unveiled a world’s first – a 3D print of a heart constructed from harvested human tissue and vessels.

This technology, although in its formative stages, could potentially one day provide relief for patients whose lives are determined by the fickle whims of organ transplant lists.

The organ produced in Tel Aviv isn’t viable for donation.

And yet, it represents an important breakthrough for medical science.

VIDEO: Scientists in Israel unveil a 3D print of a rabbit-sized heart with human tissue and vessels, calling it a "first" and a "major medical breakthrough" that advances possibilities for transplants pic.twitter.com/Tu3N5DpypE

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