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We Are Getting Closer To Transplanting Pig Organs Directly Into People

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Scientists using CRISPR to successfully edit pig organs so they’ll be accepted by human bodies think a breakthrough is coming soon that will end the organ-donation waiting list.

In America, around 115,000 people are waiting in need of organ transplants. Because there are not enough organs available for transplant–and because it’s often difficult to find a match for people, even if they make it to the front of the queue–many of the people on that list will struggle to get their medical needs addressed.

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