Patient in Groundbreaking Heart Transplant Dies, NYT. This is very sad news. The transplanted heart in this case came from a genetically modified pig. The genetic changes in the pig were intended to make rejection much less likely. This kind of research hopes to provide more organs in the coming years and decades for the vast numbers of patients waiting on organ transplant lists.
It’ll be important to learn the cause of his death and if his immune system rejected the pig heart.