Pioneering pig-to-human kidney transplant performed in U.S.

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A 62-year-man with end-stage renal disease has become the first human to receive a new kidney from a genetically modified pig, doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston announced on Thursday.
 
The four-hour surgery, performed on March 16, marks a major milestone in the quest to provide more readily available organs to patients, the hospital said in a statement.
 
The patient, Richard Slayman of Weymouth, Mass., is recovering well and expected to be discharged soon, the hospital said.

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