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image: Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos

Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos

By | January 26, 2017

While the hope is to one day grow organs for transplantation into people, several technical and ethical challenges remain.

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image: Chimeric Pancreas Treats Diabetes in Mice

Chimeric Pancreas Treats Diabetes in Mice

By | January 26, 2017

Researchers produce functional organs composed of both mouse and rat cells.

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image: Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies

Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies

By | December 2, 2016

Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.

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image: NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras

NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras

By | August 4, 2016

The public gets to weigh in before the US government lifts its ban on such research.

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image: The Human Touch

The Human Touch

By | August 1, 2015

Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?

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image: When Does a Smart Mouse Become Human?

When Does a Smart Mouse Become Human?

By | July 1, 2015

Ethical issues attend the creation of animal-human chimeras.

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image: Anatomical Mashups

Anatomical Mashups

By | November 15, 2012

Artist Brian Andrews uses human and veterinary x-rays to create haunting animated hybrids.

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image: World’s First Chimeric Monkeys

World’s First Chimeric Monkeys

By | January 5, 2012

Researchers have bred monkeys derived from six different monkey parents.

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image: Opinion: Animals with Human Material

Opinion: Animals with Human Material

By | September 21, 2011

Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.

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image: Animal-grown transplant organs?

Animal-grown transplant organs?

By | June 21, 2011

Chimeric mice harboring organs from rats suggest that engineered animals may one day grow human tissues for transplant.

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