Transplants from pigs have long been explored as a solution to the global shortage of human organs for patients with organ failure. Photo: Reuters Transplants from pigs have long been explored as a solution to the global shortage of human organs for patients with organ failure. Photo: Reuters
Transplants from pigs have long been explored as a solution to the global shortage of human organs for patients with organ failure. Photo: Reuters

Gene editing: Chinese scientists bring safer pig-to-human organ transplants one step closer to reality

  • Transplants from pigs have long been explored as a way to alleviate the global shortage of human organs for patients with organ failure
  • The risks of organ rejection and transmitting porcine viruses have limited such transplants, but advances in gene-editing technology could change this

Topic |   China science
Transplants from pigs have long been explored as a solution to the global shortage of human organs for patients with organ failure. Photo: Reuters Transplants from pigs have long been explored as a solution to the global shortage of human organs for patients with organ failure. Photo: Reuters
Transplants from pigs have long been explored as a solution to the global shortage of human organs for patients with organ failure. Photo: Reuters
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