The first genetically modified pig heart transplant operation – World

The first operation to successfully transplant a genetically modified pig’s heart into a human. David Bennett Sr., 57, of Maryland.
The operation, written by the New York Times, lasted eight hours and was performed in Baltimore. The new element “creates the pulse, creates the pressure, his heart,” Dr. Bartley Griffith, director of the Medical Center’s Alternative Surgery Program, is the author of the intervention. “It works and looks normal, but we do not know what will happen tomorrow, it has never been done before,” he added.

The person in question had life-threatening heart disease. The potential improvement could one day lead to the transplantation of animal organs into patients.

About 41,354 Americans received organ transplants last year, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, a non-profit organization that coordinates national efforts to obtain kidneys and organs for more than half of them. But there is a huge shortage, so about a dozen people on the list die every day. Scientists have been actively working to create pigs that are not rejected by the human body, and research has accelerated over the past decade thanks to new genetic editing and cloning technologies.

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