‘A watershed moment’: Dying man saved by pig’s heart transplant

A terminally ill man has been given the chance of life after his own diseased heart was replaced by a genetically-modified pig’s heart.

In a medical first, doctors in Maryland transplanted the animal’s organ into 57-year-old David Bennett and said on Monday that he is doing well three days after the experimental surgery.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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