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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…

Swab Your Cheek. Save a Life.

In preparing for bone marrow registry drives, the Washington University Marrow Registry (WUMR) focuses on how to engage the student population in learning about and signing up for the National Bone Marrow Registry.  A constant concern is that when most people hear the words, “bone marrow donation,” they immediately flash to an image of a…

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