New startup company eGenesis looks to pigs for transplant organs

Karen Weintraub, 16 March 2017, MIT Technology Review. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603857/crispr-may-speed-pig-to-human-transplants/

A new startup company, eGenesis, from Harvard Medical School’s George Church, is working to modify pigs to create organs suitable for transplant into humans.  The startup will be taking a two-pronged approach; one line of pigs will be developed to lack risky viruses and a second line will be modified to have a “humanized” immune system.  The two lines will then be merged into a single line for further study.  While this approach holds promise, years of testing and clinical trials will be needed before widespread adoption.

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