8th March 2020

Science The woman creating art with human stem cells

Science The woman creating art with human stem cells


Amy Karle is a bioartist. She combines art, science, and technology, using live tissue to create her work.

For latest project she has 3D-printed a beating heart; her next step is to make a version that uses human stem cells.

In making her art, she helps develop new understanding and techniques, that could be used by researchers in the future.

Amy was born with a rare condition that left her with missing skin on her scalp and she went through multiple surgeries as a child. This experience has inspired her artwork.

She was named as one of the BBC 100 Women in 2019.

Filmed by Cody Godwin, edited by Amelia Butterly

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