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Genome Pioneer Set to Make Humanized Pig Organs

“Genome pioneer J. Craig Venter is teaming up with a unit of United Therapeutics Corp to develop pig lungs that have been genetically altered to be compatible with humans, a feat that, if successful, could address the urgent need for transplant organs for people with end-stage lung disease,” according to an article published by Reuters. “Venter’s privately held company Synthetic Genomics Inc on Tuesday said it has entered a multiyear deal with United Therapeutics’ Lung Biotechnology Inc to develop the so-called humanized pig organs. The venture is intended to advance United Therapeutics’ efforts to develop replacement organs grown in genetically altered pigs.

Read the article published by Reuters.