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The retroviruses are dormant in pigs, but fear of transmission to humans has been a major barrier in moving forward with animal-to-human transplants, known as xenotransplantation.
The technical feat has, ironically, inspired some dread among those enthusiastic about xenotransplantation, the transfer of nonhuman animal organs into people.
In addition to immune rejection, another concern about xenotransplantation is the risk of transmittingviruses and other pathogens from one species to another.
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