That will then grow into a perfect human organ, a kidney or even a heart, as the host animal matures.
Sounds like a great plan.
A pig can easily carry a litter of 10 piglets. That means 10 organs per litter.
This could be a very profitable enterprise not counting the salable meat generated by the pig when slaughtered.
The only drawback I see is that ideally the stem cell for the organ would come from the end user. But often the organ recipient does not have the10 months to wait for an organ to mature in a pig.
But it will make things much easier for a great many people who can wait.
I think the plan was to make the cells without the protein surface markers, this way an organ can go into any person with out worrying about being rejected. This way you don’t grow organs for each individual person and there will always be a supply.
think diabetics like my son...
i can only hope and pray to God...
My fiancee is in end stage kidney failure, so this is really positive news.