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Find space for new science, its ethical dilemmas

  • Published
    4th Mar, 2022

In election-obsessed India, there is hardly any time to discuss the advances of modern science and the repercussions

Direction of medical science

  1. A medical team in New York attached a kidney from a gene-edited animal to a person declared brain dead to see if the animal kidney was able to do the job of processing waste and producing urine.
  2. The second case is from the University of Maryland where a team of doctors used the heart of an animal, which had genetically modified features, as a replacement heart on a patient who had run out of available options. 
  3. The third case is the news report that a doctor in Germany, who has been working in the area of xenotransplants, plans to develop a farm to cultivate genetically modified organs for such transplants.
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