For the first time in Japan, a pig has been bred whose organs can be transplanted into humans.

“We are glad that the pig was born safely, but this is just the beginning. We look forward to advancing the discussion about clinical application [ксенотрансплантации ] in Japan. We will continue our research, focusing primarily on safety, while at the same time continuing to discuss issues related to ethics,” NHK quoted Hiroshi Nagashima, a professor at Meiji University and director of PorMedTec, as saying. Already in 2024, Japanese experts expect to begin transplanting organs from a genetically modified pig into the body of a monkey – an intermediate step between transplantation into the human body.

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