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La Ingeniería Genética y el Xenotrasplante

Xenotransplantation, or transplanting organs/tissues from other species to humans, offers hope to Type I diabetes sufferers because insulin-producing tissue in animals (islets) has been isolated in tests; some human trials were successful with transplanted islets from human cadavers; and genetic engineering could create a "super" islet that will survive after xenotransplantation.

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Resource Type: Non-journal article
Audience Level: High school lower division 9-10, High school upper division 11-12, Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate, General public & informal education

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Authors and Editors: Shane Grey of Harvard Medical School
Publisher: American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
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