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Lab grows human-pig embryo
Scientists have been able to grow a hybrid species which has both human and pig DNA. This is done by injecting human stem cells into the embryo of a pig.
The embryo is seen as a breakthrough as it could well help with organ shortages in the future.
A father-of-five has had a life-saving transplant in New York after his desperate T-shirt appeal to find a matching kidney donor was shared across social media.
Rob Leibowitz, who lives in New Jersey, had been on a waiting list for a donor for four years without success and decided to take matters into his own hands.
Summer 2018 – we arranged day trips to some popular destinations based on your feedback
The selection of destinations this year included Woburn Safari Park, Isle of Wight, Thorpe Park, Eastbourne and Bournemouth. We all had a lovely time. Check out our image gallery. If you want to join us next year, just sign up!
Sue Westhead was 25 when she was diagnosed with kidney disease in 1973. When told a transplant was her only chance of survival, her mother Ann Metcalfe, then aged 57, donated her kidney to her daughter.
Manchester man fights for life after lick from pet dog leaves him covered in tennis-ball sized blisters International Business Times
The infection destroyed both Money's kidneys – leaving him requiring dialysis every day – but the HGV driver and former soldier somehow survived.
And despite his scrape with death, Money, who has seven whippets, maintained his love of dogs.