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Xeno, The Promise of Transplanting Animal Organs into Humans

March 23, 2000, by David K. C. Cooper & Robert P. Lanza

The plight of a patient waiting months, sometimes years, for an organ transplant is one of the most heart-wrenching predicaments confronting medicine today. But the current critical shortage of human donor organs has had one positive consequence: it has stimulated promising new research into the field of xenotransplantation–the transplantation of organs from one animal species to another.

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