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The Next Big Thing You Missed: 3-D Printing Promises Better Bionic Limbs for the War-Wounded

David Sengeh grew up in Sierra Leone during the African country’s decade-long civil war. The horribly bloody conflict was defined not just by the enormous death toll, but by the way rebel armiessystematically severed the limbs of their enemies, leaving thousands of men,

women, and children with missing arms and legs. Though the war ended more than a decade ago, Sengeh says, many victims are still struggling through life with artificial limbs that are too uncomfortable to wear.