Càtedra UNESCO de Bioètica


  • Observatori de Bioètica i Dret
  • Càtedra UNESCO de Bioètica
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Facultat de Dret
  • Avinguda Diagonal, 684
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • Màster en Bioètica i Dret
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46


"Gene-edited pig kidney keeps monkey alive for 2 years, trial finds, a step toward longer-lasting human transplants"


About 13 people die every day while waiting for a kidney transplant because of a lack of organ donors, but some scientists think pigs could be the answer. In a new trial that researchers say is the largest of its kind, researchers transplanted kidneys from genetically modified pigs into monkeys that lived for what’s considered a record amount of time.