10:34 am February 9, 2009, by Fran Jeffries
A recent article says researchers at the Mayo Clinic are ready to propose transplanting living pig tissue into humans.
After decades of research and debate about the ethics and safety of putting living animal tissue into people, the first of such clinical research trials are within sight, according to researchers.
The pigs, like the one at left — raised on sterilized food and surroundings — will be used to provide insulin-producing cells for people who have diabetes. Researchers say diabetics can then produce as much insulin as they need.
What do you think of using pig-tissue in humans? Do you ask yourself “What’s next?”
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