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June 30, 2020 - Global Times (China)

China successfully transplants organs from pigs to monkeys

China successfully transplants organs from pigs to monkeys
Rhesus Monkey File Image: (c) Photabulous!

China has successfully transplanted organs from pigs to three rhesus monkeys, with one surviving for 16 days so far, a record-breaking duration.

A research team from Air Force Medical University of the People's Liberation Army announced on Monday that it had transplanted a liver, heart and kidney from a pig to three rhesus monkeys, using the PERV knockout method.

Currently, the monkey who received the transplanted liver has lived for 16 days, marking the longest survival period for a liver transplant operation between a monkey and a pig.

GruntVegan: Implication, pig to human transplants are next.

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