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Modern medicine is wonderful, but even in a world where open-heart surgery and brain-scanning headsets sound almost mundane, some medical advances do truly seem like science fiction. From robot-assisted microsurgery to reanimated organs, here are 5 futuristic advancements that are actually around today.

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Sources:
Robot surgeons:
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-0…
https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

Exosuits:
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/la…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GyJB…

CRISPR:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-s…
https://www.broadinstitute.org/what-b…
https://ir.editasmedicine.com/news-re…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr/gene…
https://journals.lww.com/retinajourna…

Wound Healing:
https://news.wisc.edu/its-not-a-shock…
https://nanoscience.engr.wisc.edu/new…
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/…
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/a…
https://www.newscientist.com/article/…
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/…

Zombie organs:
https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsxLC…
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/a…

Image Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146…
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