After completing a human trial of modified pig skin grafts last year, a team in China hopes to start the first pig organ transplant trial later this year
9 February 2022
Several groups are vying to be the first to transplant organs from genetically modified pigs into people as part of a clinical trial. One of the contenders is a team in China that last year was the first to complete a human trial of CRISPR genome-edited pig skin grafts.
“We plan to do heart or liver xenotransplants within 2022, but we do not have a specific timetable at this moment,” Lijin Zou at the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in China told …