To address the organ shortage, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) researchers participated in several preclinical models examining the use of genetically engineered animal organs for human transplantation.

In the Cardiac Xenotransplantation Program, world-renowned experts study the use of genetically modified pig hearts to replace failing human hearts. Muhammad Mohiuddin, MBBS, Director, Program in Cardiac Xenotransplantation for the University of Maryland School of Medicine discusses advances in xenotransplantation.

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