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Van Gogh's 'Ear' Is on Display

Diemut Strebe

Van Gogh's 'Ear' Is on Display

A replica of Vincent van Gogh’s ear is sitting on display at a German art museum, but it’s not made out of plastic. The body part was created from actual cells and DNA obtained from the great-great-grandson of the artist’s brother, the Los Angeles Times reports. Diemut Strebe, a biodesigner who often works on art pieces that cross over with science, grew the material at a hospital and then used a 3D printer to print the cells into an ear shape.

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