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Man Receives Transplanted Heart from Genetically Modified Pig
The procedure, performed last Friday, is a milestone in a long effort to boost the number of organs available for safe transplantation.
ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, HANNA SOVA
Man Receives Transplanted Heart from Genetically Modified Pig
Man Receives Transplanted Heart from Genetically Modified Pig

The procedure, performed last Friday, is a milestone in a long effort to boost the number of organs available for safe transplantation.

The procedure, performed last Friday, is a milestone in a long effort to boost the number of organs available for safe transplantation.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, HANNA SOVA

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