For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to create a process for implanting animal parts into humen, a theoretical illusion that could help the hundreds of thousands of people in need of a lifesaving transplanting. But the risks, exclusively of transmitting the PERV virus from boars to humen, have always been too great, stalling investigate — until now. In a mind-blowing talk, geneticist Luhan Yang clarifies a breakthrough: employing CRISPR, a skill for editing genes, she and her colleagues have created animals that don’t carry the virus , opening up the possibility of safely flourishing human-transplantable parts in animals. Learn further information on this cutting-edge science and how it could help solve the organ famine crisis.
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