Pig organ transplants inch closer with testing in the dead

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Researchers at New York University transplanted pig hearts into two brain-dead people over the last month, the latest in a string of developments in the long quest to one day save human lives with animal organs.

The newest experiments come after a historic but failed attempt earlier this year to use a pig’s heart to save a dying Maryland man.

Tests with the deceased may prove an important stepping stone as regulators consider whether to allow rigorous studies of pig heart or kidney transplants in living.

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7/12/2022 10:54:56 AM (GMT -5:00)

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