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Saving his bacon: US man receives world's first gene-edited pig heart transplant

CA, 12 Jan 2022
In an unprecedented move, doctors in Baltimore have transplanted a genetically modified pig heart into a human being.

David Bennett, 57-years-old, had no other option after being diagnosed with terminal heart disease and was deemed too sick to be eligible for a human donation.

With less than six months to live, Baltimore doctors offered him a medical leap of faith with the ground breaking procedure.

Jackson Proskow explains what this historic operation could mean for other people waiting for organ transplants.

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