Members of the surgical team show the pig heart for transplant into patient David Bennett in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday. Photo: University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP
Members of the surgical team show the pig heart for transplant into patient David Bennett in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday. Photo: University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP
Medicine

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

  • Patient David Bennett, 57, is doing well after highly experimental surgery done in a last-ditch effort to save his life
  • The groundbreaking transplant shows that a heart from a genetically modified animal can function in a human body without immediate rejection

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Members of the surgical team show the pig heart for transplant into patient David Bennett in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday. Photo: University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP
Members of the surgical team show the pig heart for transplant into patient David Bennett in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday. Photo: University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP
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