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Researchers Successfully Clone First Knockout Miniature Swine; Study Represents Important Step Towards Animal-To-Human Organ Transplantation

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January 9, 2002
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University Of Missouri-Columbia
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Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Immerge BioTherapeutics Inc. (a BioTransplant Incorporated/Novartis Pharma AG joint venture company) reported they have successfully cloned the world's first miniature swine with a specific gene "knocked out" of their DNA. This particular knockout moves scientists closer to making animal-to-human organ transplantation a reality, offering additional hope to the more than 75,000 Americans currently awaiting organs, 16 of whom die each day while waiting.

Columbia, MO, January 3, 2002 - Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Immerge BioTherapeutics Inc. (a BioTransplant Incorporated/Novartis Pharma AG joint venture company) reported they have successfully cloned the world's first miniature swine with a specific gene "knocked out" of their DNA. This particular knockout moves scientists closer to making animal-to-human organ transplantation a reality, offering additional hope to the more than 75,000 Americans currently awaiting organs, 16 of whom die each day while waiting. The study is reported online by the journal Science at the Science Express web site (http://www.sciencexpress.org).


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University Of Missouri-Columbia. "Researchers Successfully Clone First Knockout Miniature Swine; Study Represents Important Step Towards Animal-To-Human Organ Transplantation." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 January 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020109080035.htm>.
University Of Missouri-Columbia. (2002, January 9). Researchers Successfully Clone First Knockout Miniature Swine; Study Represents Important Step Towards Animal-To-Human Organ Transplantation. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020109080035.htm
University Of Missouri-Columbia. "Researchers Successfully Clone First Knockout Miniature Swine; Study Represents Important Step Towards Animal-To-Human Organ Transplantation." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020109080035.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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