Ugandan scientists speak out on giving pig kidney to humans

In this September 25, 2021, image courtesy of NYU Langone Health, the genetically engineered pig kidney is prepared to allow for urine production. PHOTO/AFP

What you need to know:

  • A normal kidney transplant involves picking a kidney from a healthy person through surgery and transplanting it to a patient with damaged or diseased kidneys. 

Scientists in America have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and found that the organ works perfectly, the New York Times reported yesterday.

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