US doctors transplant gene-edited pig heart into human patient in a medical first

In a medical first, US doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life, and a Maryland hospital said on Monday that he is doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.While it is too soon to know if the operation really will work, it marks a step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Centre say the transplant showed that a heart from a genetically…


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