3 Things to Know Today

1. A man received a new heart from a genetically modified pig, the New York Times reported Monday. This medical first could change the outlook for patients who need organ transplants.

2. “Scientists have worked feverishly to develop pigs whose organs would not be rejected by the human body, research accelerated in the past decade by new gene editing and closing technologies,” the paper reported. In 2021, New York surgeons successfully attached the kidney of a genetically engineered pig to a brain-dead person.

3. Famous people with a Jan. 11 birthday include founding father Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), first Canadian prime minister John A. Macdonald (1815-1891), anti-apartheid author and activist Alan Paton (1903-1988), country singer Naomi Judd (1946-) and R&B singer Mary J. Blige (1971-).

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