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GM Pig Organs Could Soon Be Used For Human Transplantation

 

Genetically Modified pig organs are a step closer to being transplanted into humans using Gene cutting techniques

Scientists at Harvard university have used a gene modifying technique called ‘Crispr’ to make replacement human organs from pigs. Pig DNA will be modified to the extent that the host human will accept the donated pig’s organ without complications.

Prof George Church of Harvard University is finding a way to bypass the human immune system to accept the donated pig’s organ and put an end to the age old problem of insufficient human donors needed for organ replacements and longer life. The pigs will be genetically re-engineered to grow human acceptable organs. In some way the method could be described as vulgar by human and pig alike; In another way it shows the complicated world of nature where humans depend on pigs for their survival in the jungle of life.

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