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Animal organs will be used for humans

Title
Animal organs will be used for humans
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
13 Sep 1995
Year of production
1995
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Duration
00:04:31
Description
Jeff Collins reports on the prospect of people needing transplants being given organs from animals. Scientists in Cambridge have discovered a genetic modification technique which will allow them to use pigs hearts in transplant operations. The chronic lack of donor organs has led researchers to investigate the alternatives. Interviews with Dr David White of the Cambridge company that made the breakthrough and a Cambridge transplant surgeon.
Contributors
Jeff Collins; David White
Keywords
Pigs; Health; Heart transplantation; Medicine; Organs

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