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After losing his genitals in a roadside bomb explosion, the soldier endured a 14-hour surgery to have a donated penis, scrotum, and partial abdominal wall attached.

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The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.

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The group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients. 

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Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs

By Shawna Williams | August 10, 2017

The study could pave the way for transplanting porcine organs to humans without the risk of reigniting endogenous retroviruses.

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The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.  

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“Father of Organ Transplantation” Dies

By Jef Akst | March 6, 2017

Thomas Starzl performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967 and went on to help develop drugs that improved survival for organ transplant patients.

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image: Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos

Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos

By Diana Kwon | January 26, 2017

While the hope is to one day grow organs for transplantation into people, several technical and ethical challenges remain.

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Genes Expressed After Death

By Tanya Lewis | June 23, 2016

Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.

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image: First US Penis Transplant

First US Penis Transplant

By Tanya Lewis | May 16, 2016

A man who lost his penis due to cancer has received the organ from a deceased donor.

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Xenotransplant Record

By Tanya Lewis | April 6, 2016

A donor heart from a genetically modified pig survives for more than 2.5 years inside a baboon’s abdomen.

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