Organs and Chimeras

January 2017 Pulse The shortage of transplantable organs is a public health crisis globally. In the United States, for example, 120,000 people are on the waiting list. It is estimated that 35 percent of all deaths in the U.S. can be prevented by organ transplantation....

The Human Face

December 2016 Pulse In August 2015, injured volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison received a face transplant in a 26-hour surgery performed by plastic surgeon Dr Eduardo Roderiguez and his team, a procedure which cost US$1 million (S$1.36 million). The donor was...

Three Adults and a Baby

September 2015 Pulse On 3 Feb 2015, the British Parliament voted 382 to 128 in favour of legalisingĀ a technique in assisted reproductive technology known as mitochondrial replacement, after much heated debate. The UK is the first country in the world to legalise this...