Another case of Science Fiction becoming science fact?

If any of you have seen the film “The Fifth Element” will remember how the whole of Li-loo is reconstructed from one cell and is effectively printed back into existance. (OK, “The Fifth Element” isn’t really hard SciFi, more a comedy with a SciFi-like setting. But it’s still enjoyable.)

Now, it seems, the technology to do at least some of this is coming true as can be seen in this New Scientist news article.