The hearts of genetically modified pigs could soon be transplanted into humans. A research team, who tweaked the DNA of pigs to make the organ more compatible to humans, grafted a pig heart into a baboon more than a year ago — and it's still doing fine.

The idea of xenotransplantation, while a good near-term solution, is not likely to stand the test of time. Aside from ethical considerations, the practice will soon be overshadowed by advances in regenerative medicine.



The important question raised is here is whether they'd discard the meat of these transgenic animals or merely market it as "long pig".