Monkey survives for two years with pig kidney in ‘extraordinary milestone’

Scientists say trial could pave way for better outcomes for ‘countless individuals’ in need of transplants

Researchers have claimed a major step forward in the field of organ transplantation after a monkey survived for more than two years with a genetically engineered pig kidney.

The work is the latest to emerge from the US biotech company eGenesis and Harvard Medical School, where scientists see genetically altered pigs as a potential solution to the global shortage of donors for patients with organ failure.

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