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Sixty seconds on . . . pig kidney transplants

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q731 (Published 25 March 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q731
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

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Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has announced the world’s first successful transplantation of a genetically edited pig kidney into a 62 year old man living with end stage kidney disease.1 Richard Slayman is recovering well from the four hour operation and is expected to be discharged soon. The hospital said the procedure was a medical milestone in the quest to provide more readily available …

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