Transplants Biomedical scientists have spent years trying to genetically engineer pigs whose cells, skin and even organs could be transplanted to humans. One major roadblock has been the fear that pig viruses could end up in humans. NPR's David Baron reports on new research suggesting that the most common pig virus does NOT pose a threat, which should hasten the day when organs can be transplanted.
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Transplants

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Transplants

Transplants

Transplants

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Biomedical scientists have spent years trying to genetically engineer pigs whose cells, skin and even organs could be transplanted to humans. One major roadblock has been the fear that pig viruses could end up in humans. NPR's David Baron reports on new research suggesting that the most common pig virus does NOT pose a threat, which should hasten the day when organs can be transplanted.