A new nerve-cell-support design could give amputees better control over prosthetic limbs.
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I'm a freelance writer interested in a whole range of topics, but usually I find myself snooping for stories at the messy intersection of biology and technology. I'm now a contributing writer at Fast Company. In the past, I've written for Nature Biotechnology, New Scientist's CultureLab blog, and the tech and science blogs at NBC News.
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Implants grown from living cells could offer better support and flexibility.
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