Forecasting: 2020 could bring major advances in gene therapies and pig-to-human organ transplants

Here are two stories in biotech we’re keeping our eyes on. Although successes likely won’t come to fruition this year ...
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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 ...
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‘Regulatory Wild West? DNA startups claim they can assess sexual preferences, depression risk, longevity and drinking proclivity

Genomelink is just one of a growing number of shady DNA testing startups now operating in the regulatory Wild West ...
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Xeno-Skin: Genetically engineered pigs may be source of transplantable skin for humans

In a pathogen-free facility in Grafton, Massachusetts, a small town about 40 miles west of Boston, genetically engineered miniature pigs ...

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 ...

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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Chimeric organ transplants: Science and ethics of growing human organs in pigs

Scientists may soon offer a solution to the organ shortage by growing human organs in pigs. But that poses prickly ...
Japanese Scientists Perfect Technique To Grow Human Organs In Animals

Pig in us: Xenotransplantation and new age of chimeric organs

Xenotransplantation may move beyond just valves to entire scaffolds of pig organs, refurbished with human cells that make the organ ...
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Chimera alert? Myths and facts of human-non-human animal hybrids in medicine

Science is making leaps and bounds creating part human and part non-human animal tissues and organs. The applications are medical, ...

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