[LMB] NYTimes.com: In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human — and It Worked

Richard G. Molpus rgmolpus at flash.net
Sat Oct 23 06:13:03 BST 2021


The hormone levels to grow in situ are very different from normal hormone levels. The risk of triggering unwanted growth elsewhere (aka cancer) is very high.   

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  On Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 3:31 PM, Matthew George<matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:   In all seriousness, I hope everyone involved will be very, very careful -
this could provide unpleasant new ways for diseases to cross species.
Particularly while the organ is 'gestating' within the pig.

What would it actually take to grow an entire organ in vitro, rather than
having the life-support system of a complete organism maintain it?

Matt G.
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