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The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences

Abstract

Xenotransplantation is a breakthrough medicinal technology that is an attempt to change the lives of millions of people. The problems in the current organ transplant system risk the lives of patients each and every day. Intense waiting periods and extremely costly procedures exemplify the stress and pressure that these patients face as an attempt to save their own lives. Xenotransplantation is the idea of growing human organs in a different species, using incredible stem-cell and CRISPR technology. This can introduce an answer to some of the issues in the current transplant system. Many technical and ethical issues are becoming relevant with the introduction of this new medical phenomenon. If these barriers can be overcome, xenotransplantation can offer a quicker, cheaper, and more effective option for patients in need of an organ transplant.

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