On the moral status of humanized chimeras and the concept of human dignity

@inproceedings{Ravelingien2008OnTM,
  title={On the moral status of humanized chimeras and the concept of human dignity},
  author={An Ravelingien and Johan Braeckman and Mike Legge},
  year={2008}
}
Recent advances in the technology of creating chimeras have evoked controversy in policy debates. At centre of controversy is the fear that a substantial contribution of human cells or genes in crucial areas of the animal’s body may at some point render the animal more humanlike than any other animals we know today. Authors who have commented on or contributed to policy debates specify that chimeras which would be too humanlike would have an altered moral status and threaten our notion of… CONTINUE READING