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Progress toward Pig-to-Human Xenotransplantation

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  • Richard N. Pierson, III, M.D.

In light of the recent clinical cases of pig-to-human kidney and heart transplantation, taking stock of progress in xenotransplantation can help us set realistic expectations for clinical adoption of this promising technology.

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Author Affiliations

From the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, and the Center for Transplantation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School — both in Boston.