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Photo: Diemut Strebe

If you can think of it, you can create it. New high-tech 3D printers make what has always seemed impossible possible. The options are literally endless.

Earganics

© Photo: Diemut Strebe

A 3D printer would have presented Van Gogh with new options: It’s possible to print a personalized mold in which a human ear can be grown.

It may have come a few years too late, but artist Diemut Strebe used it to do just that, with genes from the painter’s great-grandnephew.

A copy of Vincent van Gogh’s ear was recreated using some of the artist’s genetic material and is on display at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany.

The latest high-tech 3D printers make what has always seemed impossible possible and the options are literally endless:

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