Elizabeth Lopatto

For Elizabeth Lopatto's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

3-D printers may make human organs

World / Science & Health Mar 8, 2014

3-D printers may make human organs

Three-dimensional printing used to construct everything from art to toys to spare parts for space stations may one day produce human organs at a hospital near you. The 20-year-old technology uses liquid materials that become hard as they print out 3-D objects in layers, based ...

World / Science & Health Jul 18, 2013

Extra Down syndrome gene silenced

Scientists silenced the extra copy of a chromosome that causes Down syndrome in laboratory stem cells, offering the first evidence that it may be possible to correct the genes responsible for the disorder. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, offer new cell models ...