London: Australian scientists have claimed to have successfully passed human blood through pig`s lungs without clotting, a breakthrough which may lead to the possibility of animal-human transplants in near future.
Previous attempts to combine unmodified pig lungs and human blood failed when the blood began to clot immediately after being passed through the animal`s lungs."This is a significant advance compared to experiments that have been performed over the past 20 years," he added. Human DNA is now added to the pigs as they are reared toreduce clotting and the number of lungs which are rejected.The full results of the research are due to be announced in Vancouver in August, the report said. PTI