Doctors say porcine cytomegalovirus was causing an active infection but they’re not sure whether it led to the death of the patient who was the first such case in the medical world.
Doctors didn’t give an exact cause of David Bennett's death, saying only that the 57-year-old Maryland resident's condition had begun deteriorating several days earlier.
The first such generation should be born this year and their hearts would be tested in baboons before researchers seek approval for a human clinical trial in two or three years' time.
The American publication received ire for digging up the past of David Bennett, the first man to receive a pig heart transplant successfully.
Surgeons successfully transplant a heart from a genetically modified pig in a human patient, a first of its kind procedure, says University of Maryland Medical School.
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