Genetically-Modified Pig Heart Transplanted Into Human

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US man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig.

by Michelle Roberts/BBC News

David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental seven-hour procedure in Baltimore, doctors say.

The transplant was considered the last hope of saving Mr Bennett’s life, though it is not yet clear what his long-term chances of survival are.



“It was either die or do this transplant,” Mr Bennett explained a day before the surgery.

“I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice,” he said.

Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center were granted a special dispensation by the US medical regulator to carry out the procedure, on the basis that Mr Bennett – who has terminal heart disease – would otherwise have died.

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  1. I think you are trying to give Veterans a PTSD episode.
    This is a hell of thing to show Veterans that just got out
    of the VA Hospital.

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