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Massachusetts man, recipient of first successful pig kidney transplant, is discharged from hospital

The first person to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has been discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital, the hospital announced on Wednesday. Rick Slayman, 62, had end-stage kidney disease before receiving the life-saving transplant on March 16. The pig kidney was genetically edited to make it more compatible with a human recipient and to eliminate the risk of infection. …

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Massachusetts man receives successful pig kidney transplant: ‘Uncharted territory’

Surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have successfully transplanted a pig kidney into a human patient, the hospital announced on Thursday. The 62-year-old patient, Richard Slayman of Weymouth, Massachusetts, had end-stage kidney disease, according to a press release from the hospital. After receiving his first kidney transplant from a human donor in 2017, Slayman’s organ began failing again in May …

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