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Man Who Died With Transplanted Pig’s Heart Had an Animal Virus

Physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine say the 57-year-old man who died after receiving a pig’s heart transplant was infected with a virus pigs can carry. “The disclosure bolsters one of the most pressing objections to animal-to-human transplants, which is that widespread use of modified animal organs may facilitate the introduction of new pathogens into the human population,” The New York Times said. The pig had been genetically altered to avoid...

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