Pigs could become organ donors for humans, researchers say

10/21/2011 | BBC

The demand for organs is much greater than the supply, and scientists have been working to perfect options including genetically modifying pigs to eliminate the factors that cause rejection. Some pigs have already been modified to stop producing a protein that would cause rejection, say researchers writing in The Lancet this week, but there are further modifications to make and it's likely such "xenotransplants" are still a few years away.

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