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Cleaned-up pig genome is one step toward xenotransplantation

By Anette Breindl
Senior Science Editor

Friday, August 11, 2017

In a step toward making pig organs safe for human transplant, scientists at Egenesis Bio Inc. have used multiplexed CRISPR editing to remove porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) from pigs. The team's findings, which were published in the Aug. 11, 2017, issue of Science, have multiple implications.

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