Human organs will remain superior to porcine organs

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7042.1357a (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1357
  1. J Fabre
  1. Professor Institute of Child Health, University of London, London WC1N 1EH

    EDITOR,—I wish to make three points in relation to the editorial and news article on the possible use of transgenic pigs as donors of xenografts to humans1 2 and also to comment on the report of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on this issue.3

    Firstly, new developments in clinical transplantation have hitherto been tested rigorously with allografts in various species—in particular, dogs and monkeys. …

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