Surgeons Transplanted Pig Skin Onto Humans for the First Time
Genetically engineered pigs could be the solution to the world’s organ transplant shortage
OneZero by Medium
NEW: Surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital have transplanted pig skin onto humans for the first time. So far, one patient has received the genetically engineered pig skin graft, and five more burn victims are slated to receive it.
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