Working 3D-Printed Ovaries Are a Next-Gen Weapon Against Infertility
Researchers at Northwestern University are celebrating the birth of several litters of baby mice that would be totally unremarkable had their mothers possessed ovaries. They did not. Instead, they were implanted with 3D-printed, gelatin-based bioprosthetic ovaries designed to ultimately restore fertility in human cancer survivors. The innovative, scalable ovaries allowed the mice to ovulate, to get pregnant, and to give birth. And the pups are all right.