Core Concept: Chimeras keep courting controversy.

  • Elie S Dolgin
  • Published 2016 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


Last autumn, the US National Institutes of Health announced it would not fund any research that entails introducing human pluripotent stem cells into early embryos of another species, including laboratory stalwarts, such as mice, or larger animals like pigs. The agency said it wanted a chance to conduct a formal policy review on these interspecies “chimeras… (More)


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