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Are Personal Pigs The Future of Human Medicine?

Are Personal Pigs The Future of Human Medicine?

Update: 2022-10-145
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In the future, you might leave your doctor’s office with a prescription for a pig whose DNA has been modified to match your own. Scientists are already working on genetically engineering pigs to help predict the progression of a disease, or serve as an organ donor for those who need a transplant. But could pigs one day become keys to truly personalized medicine? WSJ’s Danny Lewis explores the promise and potential pitfalls of using animals to help human health.




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Further reading:


Growing a New Type of Organ Donor 


Scientists to Study Pig-Organ Transplants in Brain-Dead People for Longer Periods  


Scientists Transplant Human Tissue into Rat Brains, Opening Door to New Research 


The Human Genome “Rosetta Stone” and The Future of Health 


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Are Personal Pigs The Future of Human Medicine?

Are Personal Pigs The Future of Human Medicine?

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