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World's 1st man to get pig heart died of virus

Hindustan Times | 06/05/2022 09:27 AM | Click to read full article

David Bennett Sr - the world's first recipient of genetically modified pig heart - may have died of ‘a porcine virus’ present in the pig’s heart.

The American was nearing death in January. In a last-ditch effort to save his life, Bennett received a genetically edited pig heart in a landmark xenotransplantation operation.