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    Default World-first pig-to-human heart transplant performed in US

    Rich Haridy
    January 10, 2022

    In a historic procedure surgeons in the US have, for the first time, transplanted a genetically modified pig heart into a living human. The patient is currently still alive, has not rejected the pig organ and is being carefully monitored at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

    The extraordinary achievement is the culmination of decades of work from scientists around the world. Perhaps the most significant recent steps leading up to this landmark moment were advances in gene editing allowing for the development of pig organs that are not rejected by a human immune system

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    Default Re: World-first pig-to-human heart transplant performed in US

    That's astounding, but I'm not too surprised because pigs have long been thought to be the best donuts in transplant operations. And that's an example of what dictation can do to your text. Of course the pigs are potential donors!

    Here's another story that includes a video for the strong of heart: https://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=43603
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    Default Re: World-first pig-to-human heart transplant performed in US

    The pig heart transplant recipient has died: https://nypost.com/2022/03/09/maryla...rt-transplant/

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    Default Re: World-first pig-to-human heart transplant performed in US

    It was courageous of him to try despite the fact that he had very little to lose. I'm sure medical science will try again as research continuous.
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