Man gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant

Image source, University of Maryland School of Medicine Image caption, Surgeon Bartley P Griffith pictured with David Bennett earlier this month A …
Sunamis 49
who knows how long he he lives
John A Cassani
To be serious, the big question here has to do with the way the pigs were “genetically modified.” My guess is that many children gave their lives for this to happen. If not, given the fact that organs are harvested from persons who have, at least very often, a still beating heart, this could be the gateway to more ethical organ transplantation. To be clear, I doubt this, but, it would not be …More
To be serious, the big question here has to do with the way the pigs were “genetically modified.” My guess is that many children gave their lives for this to happen. If not, given the fact that organs are harvested from persons who have, at least very often, a still beating heart, this could be the gateway to more ethical organ transplantation. To be clear, I doubt this, but, it would not be unethical to slaughter a pig for its organs, while the definition of “brain death” is so often abused in order to harvest human organs from the living.
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"You have the mind of a man, but the heart of a pig!!!"

"Well, uh, yes, honey, you're right, I do."