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Scientists reported a breakthrough in gene-edited piglets that may open the way for organ transplants from animals to humans

New York Times Health
By Gina Kolata | Aug. 10, 2017

Groundbreaking experiments published in Science may offer hope for the 116,800 patients who were on waiting lists for organ transplants last year. The successful creation of gene-edited piglets, cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans, could potentially close the gap between organ supply and demand that only enabled 33,600 of those patients to undergo transplantation surgery. And it might not be far off. The New York Times reports, “Dr. George Church, a geneticist at Harvard who led the experiments, said the first pig-to-human transplants could occur within two years.” Read more

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