Maryland man receives heart transplanted from genetically modified pig



On Jan. 7, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease got a transplant of a genetically modified pig heart at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

A 57-year-old Maryland man with a life-threatening heart condition has become the first person in the world to successfully receive a transplanted heart from a genetically modified pig, sparking optimism that similar procedures could save the lives of the thousands of Americans waiting for organs.