A Peek into Tomorrow's Hospital...
The process of xenotransplantation—using
pig kidneys and livers in human patients—has revolutionized
medicine, freeing millions from dialysis, and sparing countless
others from the slow death of waiting for a compatible human
organ that may never come. Thanks to Paradigm Transplant
Solutions, reliable porcine (pig) organs are available to
almost anyone who needs one.
Despite vigilant monitoring, some still fear that rampant
animal transplants could cause an animal virus to crossover
into the human population, triggering a catastrophic epidemic,
but both the public and the medical community have been assured
that PTS' genetically engineered pigs have been designed
to be completely free of pathogens.
Or are they?
THE XENO SOLUTION is a gripping
look at a frightening danger lurking on the cutting edge of
modern medical science.
In gene therapy, the damaged or defective chromosomes of
an individual patient are corrected by the addition of new
genes introduced into the patient's DNA. This is a dangerous
and controversial technique, on the cutting edge of medical
science. "GermLine" gene therapy is even more radical.
By altering the reproductive cells, the germ cells, of a
single individual, you can forever change the genetic makeup
of that person--and all of his or her future descendants!
But who should control such an awesome power?...