Scientists reported a breakthrough in gene-edited piglets that may open the way for organ transplants from animals to humans

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:03 PM EDT

In a bold scientific step that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers at Harvard and a private company have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans.
The advance, reported on Thursday in the journal Science, may make it possible one day to transplant livers, hearts and other organs from pigs into humans, a hope that experts had all but given up.

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