xenotransplantation

Want To Stay Healthy? You’ll Need To Become A Human-Animal Hybrid

Want To Stay Healthy? You’ll Need To Become A Human-Animal Hybrid

Biologists have been mixing the DNA of different animals since the 1970s, but the idea of injecting the genes of animals into humans remains taboo. Called transgenics, it’s a practice that could cure illness in the future — and eventually reshape our species. Here’s what you need to know about…

Scientists Want To Transplant Genetically Modified Pig Organs Into Humans

Scientists Want To Transplant Genetically Modified Pig Organs Into Humans

In news that sounds straight out of a dystopian Margaret Atwood novel, surgeons managed to keep a genetically modified pig heart alive inside a baboon for 945 days before it failed last month. “Xenotransplantation” experiments like this may one day lead to doctors raising pigs for organ transplants.