Humans are one step closer to receiving animal organs 

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.

Source: Humans are one step closer to receiving animal organs | Daily Mail Online

 

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

 

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