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Rochester gets a "Taste of Science" this week

Wednesday's talk focused, in part, on how 3D printing could impact the future of organ transplants (WHAM photo)

Irondequoit, N.Y. – Folks got a crash course Wednesday night on the role 3D printing could play a role in organ transplants.

The Imaginarium at I-Square hosted “Biology and the Age of Technology,” featuring an address by Dr. Fernando Ontiveros-Llamas of St. John Fisher College, who spoke about 3D printing's potential impact. RIT researchers also guided audiences through an "organ-by-organ tour."

The program is part of a week-long “Taste of Science” festival, organized by locally-based research distribution platform SSRN. Events have been held at various location throughout the week, showcasing topics such as prehistoric New York State and the causes of chronic pain and fatigue.

Organizers hope the topics will help start a conversation for those who attend.

"It's meant to be engaging to the audience," said Annemarie Nordquist, the city coordinator for Taste of Science in Rochester. "So the science kind of speaks for itself, but we want people involved in it."

While "Taste of Science" events have been held in other cities, this is the first series of its kind in western New York.

The series continues through Friday. A full rundown of topics and event locations can be found here.

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