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Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
Opinion: Should Human-Animal Chimeras Be Granted “Personhood”?
John D. Loike | May 23, 2018
Determining which products of advanced biotechnology are deserving of legal protections is essential to our own social architecture.
Scientists Create First Human-Pig Chimeric Embryos
Diana Kwon | Jan 26, 2017
While the hope is to one day grow organs for transplantation into people, several technical and ethical challenges remain.
Chimeric Pancreas Treats Diabetes in Mice
Tracy Vence | Jan 26, 2017
Researchers produce functional organs composed of both mouse and rat cells.
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras
Kerry Grens | Aug 4, 2016
The public gets to weigh in before the US government lifts its ban on such research.
The Human Touch
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2015
Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?
When Does a Smart Mouse Become Human?
John D. Loike | Jul 1, 2015
Ethical issues attend the creation of animal-human chimeras.
Sabrina Richards | Nov 15, 2012
Artist Brian Andrews uses human and veterinary x-rays to create haunting animated hybrids.
World’s First Chimeric Monkeys
Jef Akst | Jan 5, 2012
Researchers have bred monkeys derived from six different monkey parents.