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Salvo 41

Salvo 41

Column: Biohazard — Topic: BioethicsSalvo #41

Inhuman Bestiary

They're Mixing Animal & Human Cells to Make Organs by Paige Comstock Cunningham


How can we resolve the ever-growing worldwide shortage of organs for transplantation? Despite the best efforts of countless organ-donor networks, state agencies, and billboard ads, the number of new voluntary donors has leveled off. (There is one exception—the recent uptick in people who die of a drug overdose means that such people now comprise one of every eleven organ donors.1) In the U.S., there are about 28,000 transplants each year, with 120,000 people on a waiting list. Worldwide, organ . . .


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