Xenotransplantation

Wyss Institute and Cytosurge collaborate on CRISPR tech

The Wyss Institute at Harvard is joining forces with Swiss Biotech Cytosurge in a bid to improve CRISPR-based multiplexed gene editing with a single-cell...

AI-built “living machine” is world first

Evolved by AI algorithms from frog cells into something not remotely Kermit-like, this living machine is a real leap forward for Longevity. Forget everything you...

Pig-monkey chimeras in biomedical breakthrough

In a world first, pig-monkey chimeras have survived to full term in what could be a breakthrough for organ transplantation. The idea of creating a...

New xenotransplantation technology raises $100m

eGenesis race to deliver safe xenotransplantation, is this a welcome reset for xeno technology? The transplantation of animal organs to humans is still a relatively...

XenoTherapeutics gears up for Series A in 2020

First ever Xeno-Skin graft success pushes xenotransplantation from theory to therapy. A burns unit at Massachusetts General Hospital recently became the first ever to use...

Researchers create human pancreases in animals

Organ shortage could be addressed by pluripotent stem cell technique in human pancreas research. Renal disease is a global burden, both medically and financially; one...

Pig heart transplants move nearer to human testing

Baboon survives for six months after ground-breaking pig heart transplant. Pig hearts engineered to prevent any dangerous immune reaction in the recipient have been used...

GM pigs cured of PERVs – life expectancy boost with CRISPR

Harvard and eGenesis use CRISPR to genetically remove retroviruses to make pigs organs viable for human transplantation. Every ten minutes another person joins a transplant...

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