We can grow a new ear, but how do we regulate it?


Technologies like 3D printing hold a lot of promise for precision medicine - even allowing scientists to grow new ears for children. As these technologies quickly advance, so does the need to regulate them. Scientists at the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute established the Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine Working Group and gathered experts from academia, government, industry and foundations at a forum in the fall of 2017 to discuss the emerging science and regulatory considerations of 3D printing. The group recently published their findings in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.