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Xenotransplantation and Gene Editing in Pigs

Xenotransplantation, the transplantation, implantation, or infusion into a human recipient from an animal donor, has been attempted for more than 300 years with little to no success [1]. The possibility of an essentially unlimited pool of organs to choose from has taunted many transplant surgeons and researchers alike. Beginning with blood xenotransfusion, then the grafting…

Designing Humanity: Regulations on Gene Editing

When doctors diagnosed her with one of the most aggressive forms of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Layla Richards was only 14 weeks old. After rounds of chemotherapy, followed by a full bone marrow transplant, Layla showed no signs of improvement – her only remaining option was palliative end-of-life care. Then, a one-milliliter infusion of white blood…

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