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Pig-Human Transplants Barred for Now

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Science  24 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5299, pp. 473
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5299.473a

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LONDON—A report by a panel of British government advisers gave an amber light last week for research into the transplantation of pig organs into humans. The panel agreed that the procedure was ethically acceptable but ruled out clinical trials until further research has shown that such transplants are safe and that patients will benefit.