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Pig Heart Transplants for Humans can be a Reality

by Bidita Debnath on May 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM
 Pig Heart Transplants for Humans can be a Reality

Using hearts from genetically modified pigs to help patients waiting for transplants is a possibility in near future, claim scientists.

In controversial research at the United States national medical research agency NIH, a research group led by Dr Muhammad Mohiuddin transplanted the hearts of genetically engineered pigs into baboons' abdomens and kept one beating for 600 days, Sky News reported.


Professor Chris Mason from University College London said that it is just a matter of 15 or more years now to achieve the ultimate breakthrough in the study.

Source: ANI
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