GM pigs take step to being organ donors

The field of xenotransplantation – implanting organs from one species into another – has accelerated dramatically since the discovery of the CRISPR gene editing tool a few years ago. Hurdles that previously seemed insurmountable are now not so daunting. The latest landmark development in the field comes from a team of scientists who successfully created genetically modified piglets free of 25 retroviruses that are generally present in pigs but thought to cause harm to humans... Continue Reading Genetically engineered pigs could soon become organ donors for humans Category: Science Tags: Animals CRISPR Transplant Related Articles: CRISPR-treated skin graft used to treat diabetes in mice Transplanted pig heart kept ticking for over two years Scientist claims that human head transplants could be a reality by 2017 Nanoparticle

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from BBC News

Genetically engineered pigs could soon become organ donors for humans

The field of xenotransplantation – implanting organs from one species into another – has accelerated dramatically since the discovery of the CRISPR gene editing tool a few years ago. ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Gizmag

Pig-to-human organ transplants closer, thanks to gene editing

Researchers have created pigs without the built-in retroviruses that have been a significant obstacle to using pig organs for transplant to humans.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Gene editing may make pigs into organ donors for people

Fresh and CRISPRy “KEEP death off the road”, a Ministry of Transport slogan once enjoined the people of Britain. And it worked. Both driving and being a pedestrian have become far safer ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from The Economist

CRISPR makes piglets that may be better organ donors for humans

Organ transplants from pigs are a step closer, after the birth of piglets that have had the harmful viruses in their DNA inactivated using gene editing

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Newscientist

Gene editing used to eliminate viruses in live pigs

eGenesis, a biotechnology company focused on transforming xenotransplantation into a lifesaving medical procedure, announced the publication of a study in the journal Science by eGenesis scientists ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Phys.org

CRISPR Opens Up New Possibilities for Transplants Using Pig Organs

Scientists have bred gene-edited pigs free of viruses that pose a potential health risk for humans.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from MIT Technology Review

Pig-to-Human Transplants: CRISPR Gene Editing May Make This Possible

Scientists just took one step closer to making safe pig organ transplants for humans, thanks to the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Livescience

Scientists de-bug pig genome in preparation for farming organ donors

Researchers used flashy gene editing tools to inactivate old, lingering pig retroviruses.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Ars Technica

Scientists create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

(Reuters) - Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Reuters

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