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Genetic Engineering & Xenotransplantation

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article about 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, Profession (degree program), General public & informal education, Continuing education

Author and Copyright

Authors and Editors: Shane Grey of Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Publisher: AIBS
Format: text/html
Copyright and other restrictions: Yes
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