Team co-led by Penn aims to understand how gene variants affect organ transplant outcomes

Nearly 30,000 organ transplants are performed in the United States annually. They routinely extend lives, but the success of these procedures continues to be limited by problems that arise when the recipient’s immune system rejects their new organ and other complications. Now, a large international team of transplant surgeons and scientists, co-led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, are investigating the genetic factors behind transplant successes and failures, —> Read More