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Pig Heart Transplants for Humans can be a Reality

by Bidita Debnath on May 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM
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 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.

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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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