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10 milestones in the quest to transplant animal organs to humans

It’s not just a marvel of modern medicine.

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In September, a team of surgeons successfully attached a genetically engineered pig kidney to a human body.

The kidney filtered waste (just like it was supposed to) and showed no signs of rejection after two days.

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This marks a new milestone in the quest to make animal-to-human organ transplants a commonplace procedure.