This goo was worth a point in July 2024.

publication date: Monday, July 1, 2024 (part of July 2024)

category: Records

clue: Two transplants, one of them a cross-species world first, did not ultimately save this Bostonian from a fate as deadly as his name.

explanation: Slayman received a human kidney in 2018 and a genetically modified pig kidney in March 2024. He died in May 2024 from unreported causes, but the hospital caring for him reported no indication that it was related to his first-of-its-kind pig kidney transplant. more…

intended difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, and Richard Slominsky

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