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Pig hearts as transplants

2 months ago

The NYT today has a story about a heart transplant from a genetically altered pig to a person who had apparently no other alternative. Many reader comments called this unethical because pigs are intelligent animals.

I think the science of lab grown tissue will progress and some day various organs will be able to be lab grown, but at the moment that is not possible.

What do you think? If you or one of your children needed such a transplant would you agree?

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