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Tissue Engineering
Tissue Engineering (CivBE)

Secondary technology of Tier 2

Science 1160 20xScienceBE
Requires Bionics
Leads to None

+25Harmony (CivBE) Harmony

Buildings enabled None
Improvements enabled None
Satellites enabled None
Units enabled None

Allows units to heal faster.

"Natural selection is an effective process for organic optimization, but is too slow to be truly useful."

- Daoming Sochua, Scientific Morality Vol. III


Using a variety of methods – nanofiber self-assembly, emulsification, electrospinning, bioreactors, and others – scientists on Old Earth were able to create biological replacements for several types of human tissue: cartilage, arteries and veins, skin, muscle, bone marrow, and so forth. Colonial medical researchers have continued investigation into the possibilities of tissue engineering, initially to treat the injuries and alien illnesses suffered by colonists during settlement and more recently in efforts to adapt humans and Earth animals to native conditions. Perhaps the most exciting development has been the invention of printable organs. Using modified 3D printers with a suspension of “smart” gel and living stem cells, alternating patterns of gel and cells are created; the cells fuse together to form tissue as the gel is removed, leaving custom organs.

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