62-year-old patient received world’s first transplant of genetically-modified kidney #shorts

We’re learning about the world’s first transplant of a genetically modified kidney from a pig into a human a procedure was performed last week in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and doctors say the 62-year-old patient is recovering well it was truly the most beautiful kidney I have ever seen on

Saturday the 15 member surgical team performed a 4H hourong procedure transplanting a pig kidney into Richard sleman the kidney was genetically Modified by removing harmful properties that the 62-year-old’s body could possibly recognize and reject while adding human genes to make the organ more compatible Dr say slayman spent

Seven years on dialysis and had endstage kidney disease he saw this not only as a way to to improve his own personal life but a way to provide hope for the thousands of people who need a transplant to survive last year over 15,000 kidney transplants were performed here

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