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Revolutionizing Transplants: First-Ever Pig-to-Human Kidney Transplant Success!

Pioneering pig-to-human kidney transplant performed in U.S.

By Thomson Reuters

In a groundbreaking medical feat, a 62-year-old man has received a kidney transplant from a genetically modified pig, marking a significant stride in organ availability. Richard Slayman, the recipient, is recovering well following the four-hour surgery in Boston. This milestone not only offers hope to patients in need but also addresses the critical organ shortage crisis. The pig kidney, meticulously edited to ensure compatibility and safety, signifies a leap forward in xenotransplantation, potentially revolutionizing organ transplantation worldwide.


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