Creating human organs in chimaera pigs: an ethical source of immunocompatible organs?

  title={Creating human organs in chimaera pigs: an ethical source of immunocompatible organs?},
  author={David M. Shaw and Wybo Dondorp and Niels Geijsen and Guido de Wert},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  volume={41 12},
New techniques in regenerative medicine may soon enable the creation of human organs inside animals using induced pluripotent stem cells. This technology has the potential to solve the organ scarcity problem by providing a limitless source of personalised organs for transplantation, but also raises several ethical issues, particularly concerning animal welfare, the 'human features' problem and human dignity. 
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