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  • The near future offers great hope in expanding the donor pool through use of donation after circulation death (DCD), new donor sources such as xenotransplantation, and competing technology such as artificial hearts and tissue regeneration.

  • In one study, a team of researchers edited a common virus from fetal pig genomes and then bred piglets that could one day be a source for xenotransplantation to address the human organ shortage.

  • Some challenges, including major ethical objections still remain, but experts said the breakthrough is a significant step towards pig-to-man transplants, also known as xenotransplantation.

  • A newly announced genome-editing experiment—the largest documented to date—is the latest in a series of advances reinvigorating the field of xenotransplantation.

  • Gift from United Therapeutics will establish Xenotransplantation Institute and bring additional resources to support the endeavor with a goal of genetically modified kidney transplants taking place by 2021.

  • Xenotransplantation is defined as the transplantation of living cells, tissues or organs of animal origin or of human material that has had ex vivo contact with these living, xenogeneic materials.

  • To say that there is room for improvement in current treatments for type-1 diabetes is an understatement.

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