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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HOW DO YOU FEEL IN HAVING AN ANIMAL ORGAN INSIDE OF YOU?

 
"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?
 
 
 

1 comment:

  1. If I needed a lung to survive, and a human one wasnt available and there wasnt any repercussions to my health from having the pigs lungs I would accept it.

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