B.C. minister visits flood-damaged town, promises support to repair damage

Acting Deputy Premier and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne tour Princeton, B.C., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Princeton, like many parts of the province, was hit with heavy floods and mudslides over the past couple of weeks causing major devastation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Acting Deputy Premier and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne tour Princeton, B.C., Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Princeton, like many parts of the province, was hit with heavy floods and mudslides over the past couple of weeks causing major devastation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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Pig kidneys transplanted into brain-dead human donor in new study

For the first time, scientists have successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig kidney into the body of a brain-dead human, an important step toward animal organs potentially becoming viable for transplants to save human lives in the future, something that could help address organ shortages worldwide.