First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs – and debate

These┬ human-pig “chimeras” were not allowed to develop past the fetal stage, but┬ the experiment suggests such creations┬ could eventually be used to grow fully human organs for transplant, easing the fatal shortage of organs:┬ 120,000 people┬ in the United States are waiting for lifesaving transplants, but every day two dozen die before they get them. Read more…Pig embryos that had been injected with human stem cells when they were only a few days old began to grow organs containing

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