"A Genetically Modified Pig's Lung"
You are probably asking yourself "What the hell?" or "Did I read that right?" Well, it's being developed into research right now. Scary, right? I think so. How is this suppose to work? And why would anyone would want to interchange an animal's organ with a human body. According to a press release report from Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/06/us-health-transplants-pigs-idUSKBN0DM0JM20140506 Genome pioneer J. Craig Venter is coming together with United Therapeutics Corp to develop pig lungs that have been genetically altered to be a compatible match with humans. If this procedure is successful, then patients with end stage lung disease can receive a transplant of this humanized pig organ.
I strongly feel this is just not right. How can a human body react to an animal body part - two different species. Am I right? Is this a case of by any means necessary to live?
What is your take on this new developed research being conducted?