Pigs could save human lives soon thanks to CRISPR

· August 15, 2017

Need a kidney transplant? You might be able to get one from a pig soon. Using CRISPR genome-editing technology, researchers at Cambridge, Massachusetts-based eGenesis have raised the first litter of piglets, free of PERVs — Active Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus. The fear of transmitting PERVs to humans was one of the main hurdles blocking successful xenotransplantation.

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