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  1. Artist Recreates Van Gogh’s Ear With Real DNA

    Nearly 130 years after the painter Vincent Van Gogh famously cut off his own ear, another Dutch artist has brought it back to life with a 3D printer. The replica ear, which floats in a liquid case, was formed by Diemut Strebe from cells grown using DNA acquired from a distant relative of the legendary artist. A museum in Karlsruhe, Germany, is housing the printed organ, which thanks to rather macabre computer technology can even “hear” what viewers are saying to it. 

    Sources: HuffPost, LA Times

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