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Pigs to People

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In his usual understated and modest way, the media-savvy scientist/entrepreneur Craig Venter planted a seed that grew into a thoroughly misleading headline in the San Jose Mercury News:

Synthetic biologist aims to create pig with human lungs

Not exactly. The pig would have pig lungs, but with some tweaks that would reduce at least the initial rejection of the organ by a human recipient's immune system. Sounded good, though!

ARGENTINA: COURT RULES MONSANTO CONSTRUCTION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL IN MALVINAS

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SUMMARY: "Excellent news from Malvinas Argentina! The Chamber of Labor has issued a court ruling today upholding an injunction that was filed in September 2012 by Malvinas Lucha por la Vida effectively paralyzing construction on the new Monsanto plant."

Excellent news from Malvinas Argentina! The Chamber of Labor has issued a court ruling today upholding an injunction that was filed in September 2012 by Malvinas Lucha por la Vida effectively paralyzing construction on the new Monsanto plant.

POLISH SCIENTISTS CLOSER TO PIG-TO-HUMAN BODY-PART TRANSPLANTS

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SUMMARY: "Researchers in Poland have genetically modified four pigs so that they possess a combination of two genes which make them genetically closer to humans than other pigs. This means human immune systems would be less likely to reject the pigs’ body parts and organs during a transplant operation. This breakthrough, made by experts at the Institute of Zootechnics in Kraków, brings scientists close to being able to produce pigs whose body parts could be harvested for use in patients, Polish newspaper Dziennik Polski reported."

Scientists are breeding genetically modified pigs for organs

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http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iiidqIqR5s9bbONbKnPYIiAkqd
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Canadian Press

LONDON - British and American scientists are breeding genetically modified pigs in the hope of providing organs for transplant to humans, the project leader wrote in a newspaper Sunday.

Scientists in London and California have begun conducting the genetic experiments to find a solution to record-long waiting lists for organ transplants, fertility specialist Robert Winston said in an opinion piece written for Britain's Sunday Times.

PIG TO HUMAN TRANSPLANTATION GETTING CLOSER

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SOURCE: Newswise, USA
AUTHOR: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, USA
URL: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/531732/
DATE: 19.07.2007

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