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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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Surgeons Successfully Transplant a Pig Kidney into a Person
Chloe Tenn | Oct 20, 2021
The achievement bolsters hopes that nonhuman animals could be used to remedy the shortage of transplantable organs.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike and Robert Pollack | Oct 1, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
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Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2018
Primates receiving heart transplants from genetically engineered pigs have survived more than six months, a new study reveals.
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Shawna Williams | Aug 10, 2017
The study could pave the way for transplanting porcine organs to humans without the risk of reigniting endogenous retroviruses.
“Father of Organ Transplantation” Dies
Jef Akst | Mar 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.
Xenotransplant Record
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A donor heart from a genetically modified pig survives for more than 2.5 years inside a baboon’s abdomen.
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