Baboons live for months after getting genetically modified pig hearts

Animal organs may assist make up for a scarcity of human donors

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GENETICALLY modified pig hearts have been efficiently transplanted into baboons for the primary time. The monkeys lived at the very least 90 days, suggesting the analysis may transfer onto human scientific trials. Ultimately, the hope is that pig organs may assist fill the hole between the necessity for transplants and a scarcity of donors.

Bruno Reichart on the Walter Brendel Centre of Experimental Medication in Germany and his staff used pig hearts modified to provide human proteins and to dam carbohydrates that pigs have …

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