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Surgeons Are Transplanting Genetically Engineered Pig Skin Onto Humans

It’s a key first step toward using pigs to solve the world’s donor organ shortage

Credit: Minipigs/Wikimedia Commons

InIn a pathogen-free facility in Grafton, Massachusetts, a small town about 40 miles west of Boston, genetically engineered miniature pigs are being bred to donate their skin to humans.

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.

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