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‘Bridge to transplant’: Mini human livers grown in rats spurs research that could alleviate transplant shortage

Using skin cells from human volunteers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have created fully functional mini ...
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First chimeric part-monkey piglets born in China

Scientists in China created piglets whose organs contained some monkey cells. The piglets all died within a week, illustrating the challenges ...

These gene-edited pigs could eliminate shortage of human organ transplants

It’s what’s inside this animal that matters. Her body has been made a little less pig-like, with four genetic modifications ...

Monkeys given gene-edited pig organs in quest to address human transplant shortage

In 2017, Harvard University geneticist George Church predicted that gene-edited pig organs would be transplanted into people within two years—maybe ...

Can pig-human chimeras meet our growing demand for transplantable organs?

Experiments show pig-human chimeras might be able to farm human organs for transplantation and disease research. But would it be ...

CRISPR may help pave the way to cross-species organ transplants

Modern transplant technology is already pretty miraculous. Doctors can transfer anything from faces to hands to genitals between patients, keep ...
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Gene therapy challenge: How much should it cost and how do we pay for it?

When evaluating the high prices of one-time gene therapy treatments, should we look to the costs of organ transplants when ...

Pigs as human organ incubators? Pork producers gear up for potential demand

The pork industry is watching the potentially lucrative market that could be driven by a surge in demand for pigs ...
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