First GM pigs for allergies. Could xenotransplants be next?

Gene-edited pigs could solve the human organ transplant shortage. Credit: Pulsar Imagens / Alamy Stock Photo https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-021-00885-9?utm_source=nbt_etoc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=toc_41587_39_4&utm_content=20210414&sap-outbound-id=B16A576CA49EE693224AFFFFFEF879087D1C02DA

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Studies that make brainlike structures or add human cells to animal brains are ethical, for now, panel says

Brain organoids like these don’t raise ethical issues, an expert panel says. MADELINE ANDREWS/ARNOLD KRIEGSTEIN LAB/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/studies-make-brainlike-structures-or-add-human-cells-animal-brains-are-ethical-now

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Fact checking stem cell therapy for knees: data, costs, risks

Knee arthritis x-ray. Note the 2 leg bones are basically touching at the knee indicating a loss of articular cartilage. Is stem cell therapy for knees a good idea? https://ipscell.com/2021/04/fact-checking-stem-cell-therapy-for-knees-data-costs-risks/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new-post-from-the-niche_11

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