Find space for new science, its ethical dilemmas
In election-obsessed India, there is hardly any time to discuss the advances of modern science and the repercussions
Direction of medical science
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.