DEC 18, 2014 07:29 AM PST

3D printing cells - Making biology accessible to the blind and partially sighted

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Using the latest technology in microscopy and 3D printing, Oxford Brookes University is enabling blind and partially sighted individuals to experience the wonders of biology with tactile scale models of cells, viruses and parasites. The work is supported by the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the models will soon be available for schools to borrow.
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