In this inaugural episode of Beyond the Abstract, our hosts Ellen and Derek along with their guest and fellow MD/PhD classmate Jenna discuss a paper on interspecies chimeras to create "Franken-organs." They discuss the potential medical implications of the paper, the promise that this research holds for organ transplantation, and what this could mean for the thousands of patients currently waiting for an organ transplant.
Wu et al. Interspecies chimerism with mammalian pluripotent stem cells. Cell, 2017. 168(3)473-486. PMID: 28129541