Andrew Pelling:
This scientist makes ears out of apples

TED2016 · 7:05 · Filmed Feb 2016
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TED Fellow Andrew Pelling is a biohacker, and nature is his hardware. His favorite materials are the simplest ones (and oftentimes he finds them in the garbage). Building on the cellulose structure that gives an apple its shape, he "grows" lifelike human ears, pioneering a process that might someday be used to repair body parts safely and cheaply. And he has some even wilder ideas to share ... "What I'm really curious about is if one day it will be possible to repair, rebuild and augment our own bodies with stuff we make in the kitchen," he says.

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Andrew Pelling's unconventional and creative scientific process is founded on play. Full bio
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