Is the end of infectious disease nigh?



Great piece in Reason, not utterly poo-poohing Ebola fear but pointing to a potential future where infectious disease is conquered.
REASON : Ebola: ‘Dress Rehearsal’ or Show Closer? Rapid biomedical progress will soon make epidemics ancient history

3D printer builds a Lower Jawbone Replacement

This piece of news popped up all over earlier this week, but the Technology Review piece though short gives it some context.  The rapid advances in imaging, tissue creation, stem cell technology, bio compatible materials, low impact surgery and 3D fabrication are being brought together to make things possible that were once fantasy and to eventually overtake transplants in the traditional sense.

While this is fascinating from a sci-fi writer’s viewpoint, the reality is something close to awe-inspiring.