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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Van Gogh's ear regrown using DNA and 3D printing.

Maybe macabre; definitely weird:

"The Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, is displaying an ear grown from DNA contributed by a relative of artist Vincent Van Gogh. The Center said artist Diemut Strebe made the replica using living cells from Lieuwe van Gogh, the great-great-grandson of Vincent’s brother Theo. Using a 3D-printer, the cells were shaped to resemble the ear that Vincent van Gogh is said to have cut off during a psychotic episode in 1888...."

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jun/03/vincent-van-gogh-ear-replica-german-museum

via: http://m.slashdot.org/story/202943