U.S. Man to Have Transplant of Genetically Modified Pig’s Heart Dies, Hospital Says | World News


(Reuters) – David Bennett, the 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified pig’s heart, passed away on Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the hospital said.

Bennett received the transplant on January 7.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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