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Pig kidneys transplanted into brain-dead human 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.

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Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and seems untouched by climate change or human activities.

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OPINION | Don Martin: Mr. Dithers is back as government slows to a crawl on Justin Time

It's been five months since Justin Trudeau declared the fall election to be a critical referendum on new political directions for Canada at 'a pivotal moment in our history.' But since that unconvincing win, the only discernable pivot has been to dither on Justin Time, writes Don Martin in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.