Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead Patient

According to the surgical team, the pig kidneys started functioning and making urine after about 23 minutes and continued to do so for three days, though one kidney made more urine than the other. The patients’s own kidneys were removed, and there were no signs indicating rejection of the pig organs. Dr. Jayme Locke, the […]

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In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig

“It was either die or do this transplant,” Mr. Bennett said before the surgery, according to officials at the University of Maryland Medical Center. “I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice.” Dr. Griffith said he first broached the experimental treatment in mid-December, a “memorable” and […]

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