German researchers stunned the medical and scientific world by replacing a baboon’s heart (right) with a pig’s heart (left). The operation kept the animal alive for 195 days.
Humans are one step closer to receiving animal organs after baboon is given a pig’s heart and lives for six months in ‘landmark’ breakthrough
- A baboon was given a pig’s heart and it kept the animal alive for 195 days
- Giving organ from an animal to another species is known as xenotransplantation
- Pigs were genetically modified to have a suppressed immune response
- It could cure people of terminal heart conditions if done in humans