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3D-printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo"

A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a variety of stimuli... Continue Reading 3D-printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo" Category: Science Tags: Sensors Tattoo Wearable Related Articles: Inkjet-printed circuitry makes for cheaper electronic tattoos LG's tough new s
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