Sometimes, science can be fun and let you say ridiculous things. If you’re lucky, they make it into the Post.
“‘If one can bioprint functional human organ constructs, then bioprinting a whole human — or whatever will be the name for such a creature — is just a logical extension,’ said Vladimir Mironov, a pioneer in the field who is working with computer companies to design better bioprinting software.
“Others don’t know why anyone would want to do that.
“‘It’s a visionary idea,’ said Mironov’s colleague Jonathan Butcher of Cornell, whose lab is working on printing heart valves. ‘But the usual method of human reproduction works pretty well.'”
-“3-D printers may someday allow labs to create replacement human organs,” The Washington Post, 5/10/11