The heart of a pig and body of a baboon – can they exist together?

Thanks to modern genetic knowledge could the baboons live 945 days since he transplanted the heart of a pig. The achieved results of this experiment give hope for successful transplantation of human organs from donor animals. As you know, the transplantation of organs from one species to another, xenotransplantation, Otradnaya through the reaction of the… Read more The heart of a pig and body of a baboon – can they exist together?

The world will soon be resistant to the virus pigs.

The scientific staff of Rossinskogo Institute created genetically modified pigs that are resistant to PRRSV viruses, can provoke reproductive and respiratory syndrome. During the experiment the scientists used a technology called CRISPR/Cas9. Through this methodology it has been deleted part of the gene responsible for the penetration of the virus into cells. The edit DNA… Read more The world will soon be resistant to the virus pigs.