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A medical first: Man receives transplant of genetically modified pig heart

A 57-year-old man with terminal heart disease is doing well after receiving transplant

Originally Published: 10 JAN 22 18:46 ET Updated: 14 JAN 22 14:05 ET By Katherine Dillinger, CNN (CNN) -- A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant…

Pig hearts function in baboons, bringing us closer to use in humans

A new paper details how genetically modified pig hearts transplanted into baboons could support life and function for up to 195 days. The finding, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, takes scientists a small step closer to the possibility of using donor animal organs for human patients in need of a heart transplant.