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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.
Opinion: Animals with Human Material
Martin Bobrow | Sep 21, 2011
Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.