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“More than 109,000 people are currently waiting to get a donor organ in the United States. Last year, however, only 39,718 total transplants were performed.”

In Future Human, staff writer Emily Mullin delivers a fascinating bit of news about our organ shortage: A Chinese biotech startup co-founded by Harvard geneticist George Church has produced 2,000 genetically engineered pigs — dubbed “Pig 3.0” — in hopes of finding ways to safely transplant their organs into humans in need.




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