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How to create a world where no one dies waiting for a transplant | Luhan Yang

How to create a world where no one dies waiting for a transplant | Luhan Yang : Google
  • Gulf TV, Kuwait

For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to create a process for transplanting animal organs into humans, a theoretical dream that could help the hundreds of thousands of people in need of a lifesaving transplant. But the risks, specifically of transmitting the PERV virus from pigs to humans, have always been too great, stalling research — until now. In a mind-blowing talk, geneticist Luhan Yang explains a breakthrough: using CRISPR, a technique for editing genes, she and her colleagues have created pigs that don’t carry the virus, opening up the possibility of safely growing human-transplantable organs in pigs. Learn more about this cutting-edge science and how it could help solve the organ shortage crisis.


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Category: #Gulf TV, Kuwait | 2018/10/07 latest update at 9:20 PM
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