The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus

The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus

The version used in Maryland came from a pig with 10 gene modifications developed by Revivicor, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics. Following promising tests of such pig organs in baboons, three US transplant teams launched the first human studies starting in late 2021. Surgeons at New York University and the University of Alabama each attached …

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