Some pigs may truly be more equal than others

09 June 2016 - 09:54 By JOHN HARRIS

Truly, you may think, we live in a Brave New World. The news that a combination of stem cell and gene editing technology might soon enable scientists to grow human organs in pigs is cause for serious reflection. Your reaction may boil down to "Yuck!" But there's more to digest. Those organs may actually be superior to human donor organs from either cadavers or from live donation.

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