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3-D-printed ovaries may help women have babies despite cancer treatments.

When Teresa Woodruff was in kindergarten, she tried dissecting earthworms to figure out how they work. Now, the 3-D-printed ovaries produced in her lab at Northwestern University are helping scientists better understand the female reproductive system — and that understanding has opened the door to promising new fertility treatments.

Woodruff is the guest on the latest episode of People Behind the Science, a podcast that asks scientists about their motivations, challenges and accomplishments.

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