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February 7, 2001

XenotransplantationXeno: The Promise of Transplanting Animal Organs Into Humans

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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by David K. C. Cooper and Robert P. Lanza, 274 pp, with illus, $30, ISBN 0-19-512833-8, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2000.

JAMA. 2001;285(5):658. doi:10.1001/jama.285.5.658-JBK0207-4-1

It is not difficult to concur with David K. C. Cooper, MD, and Robert P. Lanza, MD, that we are on the verge of the next great medical revolution— xenotransplantation: "transplanting animal organs into humans." Their comprehensive book Xeno amply defines the evolution of this extraordinary field.

In his introduction novelist Robin Cook, MD, praises the authors for addressing important and significant questions on the immunological hurdles of xenotransplantation. He believes with most world experts that innovative molecular biology and genetic laboratory techniques will be the keys to rapid progression of this fascinating scientific endeavor.

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