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Will xenotransplantation ever be feasible?

Starzl, TE and Rao, AS and Murase, N and Fung, J and Demetris, AJ (1998) Will xenotransplantation ever be feasible? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 186 (4). 383 - 387. ISSN 1072-7515

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In several recent conferences, the principal questions have been whether xenotransplantation technology should be encouraged and, if so, how it should be regulated. Because the prospect of successful transplantation of animal organs into humans is still remote, the rush to achieve consensus about clinical application would be inexplicable were it not for two ostensibly unrelated issues. The first is the small but undeniable theoretical hazard of causing new human infections with the intermingling of tissues from different species. The second, advanced by animal-rights advocates, concerns the spiritual and ethical relationship of humans to animals.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Rao, AS
Murase, N
Fung, J
Demetris, AJ
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 27 April 1998
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Volume: 186
Number: 4
Page Range: 383 - 387
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/s1072-7515(98)00053-2
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1072-7515
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062127307, Starzl CV No. 2009
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:34
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2019 01:55


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