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Scientists are on the verge of a revolution in biomedical engineering that will forever change the way we think about medicine, even life itself. Cutting-edge researchers are working to build body organs and tissue in the lab. They are developing ways to encourage the body to regenerate damaged or diseased bone and muscle tissue. Scientists are striving to re-route visual stimuli to the brain to help blind people see. They may soon discover methods to enlist the trillions of microbes living in our bodies to help us fight disease. Learn about four strands of bioengineeringtissue engineering and regenerative medicine, neuroengineering, microbial science, and genetic engineering and synthetic biologyand meet scientists working in these fields.
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Sara Latta has a master's in immunology and an MFA in creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and children. Visit her online at www.saralatta.com.